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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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Why This Councillor 'Broke' The Law

Darren Boyer, July 27 2022

Do criminals know the RCMP will not follow if they try a high speed escape to avoid being arrested? This County Councillor believes they do. Councillor Dale Hendrick followed a vehicle down the back roads of his County in July 2022 after seeing the man in the vehicle as the one caught on video from multiple break ins on his property!

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Here’s The Perfect Solution While Away on Holidays

Darren Boyer, July 12 2022

It’s too bad so many people are nervous about having to stay connected while away travelling. Hopefully the family and I can enjoy some time by Lake Okanagan this summer. When I’m there don’t expect me to pick up my phone. I leave the phone back at the mother in law’s farm, when heading to the beach. Looks like it's already 26 there today. Nice!

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Home Safety Examples May 5-18

Darren Boyer, May 21 2022

Real life stories of how people saved their loved ones from harm and stopped the frustration of losing the things they’ve worked hard for. Here are some snapshots of how people helped keep their loved ones safe recently. The more people that use Lightcatch to create or view warnings like these examples, the better the free service works.

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Rural Home Safety May 5-18 Successes

Darren Boyer, May 20 2022

Real life stories of how people saved their loved ones from harm and stopped the frustration of losing the things they’ve worked hard for. The regions with the lowest crime rates below tend to be the most proactive. The more people that use Lightcatch to create or view warnings like these examples, the better the free service works.

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Most Dangerous Places- Alberta April 2022

Darren Boyer, May 6 2022

Here are crime rates for several locations across Alberta in April.  Some regions of Alberta had as much as eight times the crime as others. Some regions of Alberta had as much as eight times the crime as others. Major Cities in Alberta Edmonton had one of the lowest crime rates of any major City in Alberta.  Sherwood Park and St. Albert seemed to...

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Examples of Safer Property Using Deterrence

Darren Boyer, April 20 2022

Our data shows a safer community almost always creates more suspicious alerts or warnings before a crime happens than alerts that are made regarding actual crimes after they happen. Here are some examples of how people did this effectively over the two weeks  April 1 - April 14, 2022

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Safe Community Examples Feb 24-Mar 9

Darren Boyer, March 18 2022

Here are some examples of how community members warned everyone nearby in the 2 weeks of Feb 24-Mar 9. Also included are some of the theft recoveries between Feb 24-Mar 9 on Lightcatch. The 1st step in improving Community Safety  is to have at least twice the number of alerts made before a crime happens versus after a crime occurs. Where this happ...

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7 Recoveries Feb 10-Feb 23

Darren Boyer, March 4 2022

7 stolen items put on Lightcatch were recovered in the 14 days between Jan 30-Feb 9. Some  of these recoveries were the work of Lightcatch app users who  may have spent less than 5 minutes updating the location of a stolen item on the app.     Others were the result of police work alone.

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