The Alberta RCMP is spotlighting common crimes taking place in detachment areas around the province this summer and are hoping to help Albertans keep themselves and their property safe through #HotSpotSummerAB. Through this campaign, followers on Alberta RCMP social media channels are able to see what crime types are commonly taking place in their area and get tips on the ways they might deter would-be thieves.
Through the Alberta RCMP App, individuals can explore the interactive crime map. The crime map indexes reports of crime and highlights what types of crimes have taken place. Reporting crimes is important, as these reports tell us where crime hotspots are and influence future patrols and policing initiatives.
Albertans are encouraged to report all crime through the Online Crime Reporting platform or to their local detachment.
Here are some of the local tips from the app:
- This year, there has been an increase in auto thefts in Blackfalds. Ensure that your vehicles are locked and that keys are not in the ignition, even if you’ll be away for 30 seconds.
- Theft from motor vehicles has been a common occurrence in the Ponoka detachment area, this year. Always remove all valuables from inside your car including wallets, change, sunglasses and keys.