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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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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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Which Regions and Places of Alberta Had The Highest Crime in June?

Darren Boyer, July 6 2022

Alberta is often divided into eight regions. Here is a list of the highest crime locations in each region. We’ll move through each region the charts below. The pink, yellow and green lines indicate crime levels that are really bad. The highest crime is not in rural areas, nor in the big cities. Eastern Alberta towns have by far the most crime on...

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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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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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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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If I were you I’d demand change. Enforceable today.

Darren Boyer, January 29 2022

Every month I’m fortunate to meet with as many as 20 people from across Canada in a group called ‘Changemakers for Crime Prevention’. The members are a few police, some elected officials, crime prevention executives and some active volunteers. I shared with the members yesterday how a recent theft victim I’ll call Jane, wanted help and why her appr...

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Inner Fears & Anxieties of Rural Homeowners

Darren Boyer, December 30 2021

If you live more than a 20 minute drive from the nearest police detachment you may be living with this question. Accounts of being hurt, scared, or robbed can compound the feelings of vulnerability when alone on a property. It’s a rude statement, but the idea there may be no one close enough to hear a scream sums up the issue.

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