Although Vancouverites have experienced an overall decrease in crime over the last decade, thieves continue to prey on people not keeping a close eye on their belongings.
The most commonly stolen items include wallets, purses, and cell phones, as owners leave items unattended in libraries, coffee shops, night clubs, mall food courts and parks. Bicycle thefts continue to rise, up 19% in 2012, 11% in 2013 and almost 13% in 2014, compared to the same time last year.
Don’t make it easy for thieves. If you’re not watching your belongings, someone else might be. Know where your bags, electronics and other valuables are to avoid becoming a victim of theft.
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