Alberta RCMP provide tips for how to keep themselves and property safe through #HotSpotSummerAB

July 15, 2022
Edmonton, Alberta

News release

The Alberta RCMP is spotlighting common crimes taking place in detachment areas around the province this summer and are hoping to help Albertans keep themselves and their property safe through #HotSpotSummerAB. Through this campaign, followers on Alberta RCMP social media channels are able to see what crime types are commonly taking place in their area and get tips on the ways they might deter would-be thieves.

Through the Alberta RCMP App, individuals can explore the interactive crime map. The crime map indexes reports of crime and highlights what types of crimes have taken place. Reporting crimes is important, as these reports tell us where crime hotspots are and influence future patrols and policing initiatives.

Albertans are encouraged to report all crime through the Online Crime Reporting platform or to their local detachment.

Below are some of the tips Albertans can expect to see in our #HotSpotSummerAB campaign:

  • This year, we've seen an increase in auto thefts from Blackfalds, Fort Vermilion, High River and Vegreville detachment areas. We're tailoring our approach to include targeted patrols in these areas. With your help we can stop criminals! Ensure that your vehicles are locked and that keys are not in the ignition, even if you'll be away for 30 seconds. #HotSpotSummerAB
  • Theft from motor vehicles has been a common occurrence in Brooks, Edson, Killam and Ponoka detachment areas, this year. We know that no one asks to be a victim of crime. Let's work together to deter would-be criminals. Always remove all valuables from inside your car including wallets, change, sunglasses and keys. #HotSpotSummerAB
  • Leaving things like tools and toys around your yard makes it easy for thieves to take what they want. With an increase of theft under $5,000 being reported this year to the Cold Lake, Hanna, Leduc and Valleyview detachments, these areas should be particularly mindful of what is around for thieves passing by. #HotSpotSummerAB

Follow our social media channels and download the Alberta RCMP App to learn more about the hot spots in your detachment area and how to protect yourself and your property, this July!

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Contact information

Alberta RCMP Media Relations
780-509-3970

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