Do we need to be concerned about Canada property crime?
With all the recent press during the United States presidential campaign and the talk in particular about the rising violent crime rates in the inner cities of the U.S many wonder how we here in Canada match up the U.S when you consider violent and property crimes committed against the people in urban areas.
There is absolutely no doubt that the urban and suburban locales in Canada suffer from different types of crime. Most of the crimes perpetrated in rural areas tend to be property crimes such as burglaries or break and enters or simply theft of items found in those types of areas such as A.T.V’s and snowmobiles, tractors or anything else of value.
True random violent crime is rarely something that you encounter in a rural area although there are certainly examples of Canada property crime that in the past yet the above mentioned crimes like B&E’s are much more likely.
The Canada property crime we see in the urban areas tends to have more random violence than we see in other areas yet there is also the issue of the property crimes we see in the rural areas as well.
Although the statistics for the calendar year 2016 for Canada property crime have yet to be released the stats for 2015 show some disturbing trends that should make all of us much more aware of the security risks we face no matter where we live, whether in an urban, big city like Toronto or the many vast and diverse rural areas found all over the country.
The 2015 stats show that police reported crime fully measured by both Crime Severity Index and the base crime rate rose for the 1st time since 2003.
The scariest part of the report for the average homeowner is the fact that the bulk of the rising statistics are related to issues of property crimes such as mentioned above like break and enters and robberies and even fraud which has grown dramatically over the past few years because of the advent and use of the technology that makes life easier but also allows our personal information to be spread in many more places than in the past.
There is also a very strong correlation between the rise of property crimes and the growth of drug addiction in both rural and urban areas.
The epidemic of opioid drug abuse that is currently cutting a swath through the entire continent of North America with Canada and the U.S being particular affected.
All of these statistics and information are out there for all to see, if only you take the time to look.
The flip side of that coin is that the technology that the security industry has answered this rising crime rate with is both intuitive and easy to use and designed to keep you and your family and your hard earned and valuable possessions as safe as can be.
The expert staff here at Pre-Lock Security Services is ready and able to answer any and all questions you may have about security that will give you the peace of mind to sleep well at night knowing that you have done all you possibly can to ensure that you and your family are safe and secure.