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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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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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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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Can you believe the Shermans did that?

Darren Boyer, February 19 2022

Barry and Honey Sherman were some of the richest people in the world, not just Canada. As an Engineer who had graduated from prestigious MIT he had the brains and the drive to grow their fortune to over $3 Billion. They had given hundreds of millions to charitable causes. On a tragic day in 2017 they lost their lives, in their own home, at 75 and 7...

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15 Recoveries Jan 30-Feb 9

Darren Boyer, February 12 2022

15 Stolen items put on Lightcatch were recovered in the 14 days between Jan 30-Feb 9. Most 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. These people were making a difference by making crime hard for the bad guys where they live.

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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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10 Stolen Vehicles Recovered in One City in 12 Days

Darren Boyer, February 8 2022

These stolen vehicles were recovered in the Red Deer Alberta region between Jan 13 – Jan 25, 2022.  Many of them were located and recovered by the police within just hours of the alert being created on Lightcatch.  Many times the public provided multiple updates showing the location and the direction of travel.

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The Three Most Dangerous Rural Communities in January

Darren Boyer, February 5 2022

Rural crime rates spiked in some surprising locations while remaining low in other areas over the month of January. Does your community make the list? We base this data on RCMP released crime statistics and make the comparisons on a per 1,000 residents basis to get a true picture of what the crime is like in these places.

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The Three Most Dangerous Cities in Alberta in January

Darren Boyer, February 4 2022

All Cities are not equal in safety.  Some have far less crime than others.  You were almost twice as likely to be robbed in the most dangerous City in Alberta than in one of the safer cities such as Spruce Grove in January.  We base this data on RCMP released crime statistics and make the rate on a per 1,000 resident basis so the size of the City d...

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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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