April is Auto Crime Enforcement Month and this year the theme “Check Your Doors Before They Do” encourages drivers to protect themselves, and their vehicles from becoming victims of crimes of opportunity. IMPACT is promoting the ‘9 pm Routine’ which encourages vehicle owners to check on their vehicle each night at 9pm to ensure it is safe and secure and all measures are made to avoid being a victim of auto crime.
Though theft of auto (stolen vehicles) has decreased by 13.2% over the past year, theft from vehicles has increased by 4.2%. Theft from vehicles in BC is not specific to one area or jurisdiction, and it is one of the most common types of crime and affects people no matter where they live or what they drive.
Participating in the ‘9pm Routine’ takes a few simple steps:
Make a daily habit to do this by 9pm each night.