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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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$2000 Federal Credit for Farm Security

Darren Boyer, November 24 2021

Albertan Farmers qualify for a $2000 Federal rebate program to help with upgrading security technology at your farm.  Here is the link for this program. https://cap.alberta.ca/CAP/program/PRGM_NAME_3?  It seems other provinces have different initiatives and a similar program may not be available.

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139 Million Signals No One Is Listening To

Darren Boyer, November 23 2021

What kind of a security camera is the best one to purchase for your home? In order to see the best security camera to purchase, it’s helpful to review some examples where security isn’t working. According to the New York Times, these are some real theft problems in America today. New York City has 90,000 package thefts, every single day!

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Getting the name of a suspect is useless

Darren Boyer, October 8 2021

Monday, Oct 7 I got a call from Katie. Her case had been closed in court the prior Thursday and we hadn’t had a chance to speak yet. She told me that all charges against ‘Buddy’ K were dropped in court. Right at the end of the day as his case was scheduled to be heard, she learned the case would not go any further. It was so discouraging to speak t...

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How can we be safe if rural crime is attempted on our property?

Darren Boyer, July 14 2021

Feeling safe should criminals come near is a common concern for families living a long distance from police detachments. Mothers, who at times are home alone, can feel especially vulnerable. It’s well known that repeat offenders and hardened criminals are often released after a short jail term, only to go right back to the same dangerous behaviour.

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The Financial Burden Group

Darren Boyer, June 26 2021

Here's an example of some theft locations for May. The Money Saving Group Most of the communities in this list also create a lot of suspicious activities.  Those suspicious alerts were created within 1 hour of the event 83% of the time. This fast reporting often got multiple witnesses and police involved.  This type of crime prevention takes place...

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