Monday, November 2, 2015 11:30 am ·  0 Comments
The Halton Regional Police kicks off the annual provincial Crime Prevention Week this Sunday, which runs from November 1 to 7, 2015. This week-long crime prevention initiative is supported by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP), the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, and all police services across the province of Ontario.
The theme for this year’s Crime Prevention Week is Community Safety and Well-being – A Shared Commitment in Ontario. Crime prevention is the anticipation, recognition and appraisal of crime risk, and taking action to remove or reduce it. You are the key to your safety – let’s work together to keep our communities safe. Crime prevention starts at home and following some easy and inexpensive tips, one can help reduce the risk of becoming a victim of crime.
What’s important to you when it comes to crime prevention. Connect with Halton Police, tell us your stories or ask your crime prevention questions. Use the Twitter #CrimePrevention15!
“Crime prevention and Community Policing is what we do,” said Deputy Chief Nishan Duraiappah. “We believe that Ontario communities are among the safest in the world. For the fourth year in a row, Maclean’s magazine has named Halton Region the Safest Place to live in the Greater Toronto Area and the Safest Regional Municipality in Canada. This achievement is a result of our partnerships with community leaders, young people, businesses, government and the communities we serve.”
Property crime (break-and-enters) is a primary cause of concern for residents of Halton. Victims feel violated and have a difficult time feeling safe once their private property has been broken into. Overall this year, property crime is down throughout the Region, varying by district. Burlington is significantly down over the last year, while Oakville and the North end show increases in break-and-enters.
Learn more about how to protect your home from break-ins during Crime Prevention Week by visiting with a Halton Regional Police officer at the following Oakville locations:
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