Mississauga and Brampton reported 144 break and enters in over 30 days

According to peel police, 52 houses, eight residential garages, and five apartments were broken into.

According to recent crime data, cities of the GTA, like Mississauga and Brampton have reported over 144 break-and-enter incidences.

According to peel police, 52 houses, eight residential garages, and five apartments were broken into.

Other than these, 13 restaurants, 14 stores, four construction sites, two jewelers, three offices, one factory, two gas stations, and 38 other businesses were also broken into.

As of November 19, 19 of the reported incidents have been solved and the rest 123 investigations are going on, with three being considered unsolved.

Police said, “Residential break-ins are typically crimes of opportunity. Burglars target certain property based on characteristics that will increase their chances of breaking in without getting caught.”

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  Some of the steps laid out by the police to help residents prevent break-ins and maintain a safe home are as follows:

  • Ensure that shrubs and hedges around the property are maintained to have clear lines of sight to all accessible windows and doors.

  • Keep garage and screen doors locked, even while at home.

  • Get to know the neighbors and join forces by looking out for each other’s properties.

  • Consider installing a second locking device for windows and any sliding doors.

The map below lays out the location of the places where the crime took place.

 

Prabhnoor Kaur

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