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A CAO (Town Manager) asked 'How is the court process with Lightcatch handled?' Here was our response.

Darren Boyer, September 2 2022

I’ll answer this question specifically but feel the most important point to look at before I answer this question is to ask ‘Why are so few property crimes never going to court in the first place?’ The miniscule amount of property claims that do go to court often involve a long investigation, followed with a seizure of many stolen items at once. W...

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Crime Prevention Issues

Is Where You Live Riskier Than The Worst Cities in the US?

Darren Boyer, September 1 2022

Wetaskawin Alberta, population 12,655"Break and enters are up 44 per cent with 38 more occurrences, and theft of motor vehicles increased by 134 per cent, with 39 more instances." said Inspector Keith Durance in his report to City Council for crime  from January to June, 2022 on Aug 31.

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Crime Prevention Issues

Two art heists, expert says Canada is a 'soft target'

Darren Boyer, August 30 2022

The article explains how an elaborate theft occurred in Ottawa, just when the hotel was the most vulnerable. Opinions agree that organized crime was likely involved.   The expert quoted in the article labelled Canada as being a soft target. Estrellita Karsh ,wife of legenary photographer Yousuf Karsh, stands in front of the iconic 1941 photograph o...

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How To Get Police Response in Under 8 Minutes

Darren Boyer, August 15 2022

A concerned citizen recently got an onsite police response within 8 minutes. This was before a crime even happened! Here is how they did it. 1) They put an alert of suspicious activity on Lightcatch2) The location they chose appears on the map screen of Lightcatch.3) The description matched the location.4) The officer saw they were close by and t...

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Pointing The Finger of Blame on 23+ Stolen Vehicles

Darren Boyer, August 11 2022

A recent recovery of 23 stolen vehicles on Aug 4 in the city of St. Albert highlights one the main reasons why some regions are chronically affected by crime while other places remain remarkably safe. The difference between living in one of the highest crime versus one of the safest places can be dramatic. This chart below uses police data from...

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Highest Crime Locations By Region Across Alberta - July 2022

Darren Boyer, August 10 2022

The region of Edmonton has pockets of some of the highest urban crime and some of the lowest urban crime in the province. Comparing this chart to the Calgary region will show Calgary has an overall lower crime rate. The Edmonton Region Municipalities including their ranking on the list of 126 Municipalities studied.  The number to the right of eac...

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The Most Dangerous Places in Alberta - July 2022

Darren Boyer, August 9 2022

Here are the six most dangerous places, with the highest crime rates in the province of Alberta, for July 2022. Alberta Beach had the highest crime rate in the province according to the RCMP property crime data.  There were over 12 crimes per 1,000 residents.  The O’Chiese First Nation community had the second highest crime rate in the province, r...

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The Most Dangerous Cities in Alberta - July 2022

Darren Boyer, August 9 2022

Here are the six cities with the highest crime rates in Alberta in July. Westaskawin had the highest crime rate with over 6 crimes per 1,000 residents. Edmonton had the second highest crime rate in the province, rising to over 5 crimes per 1,000 residents.Here is the crime rate per 1,000 residents for other cities in Alberta.

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Crime Prevention Issues

Lessons From 214 Stolen Cars Recovered In One Bust

Darren Boyer, August 2 2022

The Ontario Provincial Police announced on July 28 they had laid hundreds of charges against several people and broken up 3 crime groups involving the sale of hundreds of fraudulent vehicles. This is a great asset to the safety of Canadians everywhere and is appreciated! At least 214 stolen vehicles were recovered.

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Crime Prevention Issues

Two More Near Death Experiences

Red Stamp, July 28 2022

What does a drunken teenager running a stolen vehicle all over the road on Canada’s busiest freeway, as morning rush hour is taking place, have to do with a criminal stealing a construction truck in LA? Yes, these two almost killed a few innocent people. Lives who have no way of knowing or protecting themselves while while someone is racing towards...

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