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Crime Prevention Issues

Follow The Money

Darren Boyer, July 15 2022

You know the saying ‘Follow the money’.  When it comes to who loses money and who makes money when crime happens, a clear pattern emerges. Below I’m going to list people and organizations who touch crime.  Many of them are in place to protect and defend the public. Beside that list I’m going to describe how the money flows.

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Why Homeowners Should Know Where Their Community Crime Rate Ranks

Darren Boyer, July 8 2022

An RCMP officer emailed me with an introduction “I’d like you to meet Sheila, she is from xxxxx Town and is going to be looking after crime prevention. Sheila would like to be part of the meetings every month.” Guess how many emails Sheila replied to? (zero)Guess how many meetings Sheila attended? (zero)Guess whose community now has one of the wors...

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Yet Another Fire Hall Break In

Darren Boyer, July 1 2022

$36K in equipment stolen from Alberta fire hall Hundreds of thousands of dollars of thefts from rural firehalls happen every year across western Canada.  Here is yet one more. These kinds of thefts are almost always 100% preventable. If you know a Fire Hall or any other volunteer organization who can't afford to lose their physical property we can...

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Trusting Rural Homeowner Pays A Heavy Price

Darren Boyer, June 7 2022

A Parkland County resident is waiting for the justice system to go to work and help them after their vehicle was stolen at gunpoint on June 1. We are told two of the three criminals look like this The man on the left may have brown or red hair. One of these people may have their arm in a sling. There is a third criminal but it isn't clear what they...

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𝗦𝘂𝗿𝗽𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗲! Places With The Highest Crime Rates

Darren Boyer, May 12 2022

𝗥𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗹 crime gets a lot of media and political attention. 𝗨𝗿𝗯𝗮𝗻 crime can be organized. There can be drug houses and all sorts of problems from people with addictions. Yet the worst place to live for crime isn’t even close. 𝗦𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗼𝘄𝗻𝘀 across Alberta often have double the crime per resident of big cities and 𝟴 𝗧𝗜𝗠𝗘𝗦 or mor...

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Some BAD advice? DO NOT use these tips to protect your home against theft!

Darren Boyer, April 18 2022

This article provides theories that are supposed to prevent crime. The author writes “As we enter the spring and summer seasons, the Alberta RCMP want to urge homeowners to consider Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles when planning their home renovations and seasonal maintenance projects. “ Our data says these ideas so...

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RCMP warn gas theft is booming and may get worse

Darren Boyer, April 14 2022

"Given the current price of gasoline, and the potential for prices to continue to rise throughout the spring and summer, we anticipate these thefts may continue.”  April 9, 2022 This recent article explains how common this kind of theft has become.  https://westernstandardonline.com/2022/04/rcmp-say-gas-theft-is-booming/

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March Community Safety Score-Rural Leader

Darren Boyer, April 13 2022

The ratepayers in this region are enjoying living in one of the safest places in western Canada.  These results aren't by accident.  Here is a copy of the report sent to our partners in this region titled the Community Safety Report that shows how they did it. Below are the ten steps we’ve seen as critical to impacting Community Safety.

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Predicting Your Home Safety in 10 Easy Steps

Darren Boyer, March 11 2022

In order to predict the safety level of your home and have you believe it as useful and accurate I need to provide some background information. These criteria came after reviewing thousands of property crimes and watching dozens of homeowners, non-profit organizations, elected officials and more wanting crime to be lower where they live but not cle...

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The Best Security System Stops Crime Before It Happens

Darren Boyer, February 9 2022

The best way to stop crime is with a home security system that works before crime happens. Criminals are very good at getting around simple security systems.  Despite 30% of homeowners having a doorbell camera, or some other simple security system, these homeowners are just as frequent victims of property crime as people without any home security...

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