Auto theft is on the rise in Okanagan-Similkameen

According to the Salmon Arm Observer, property crime is on the rise in the region and in other parts of the province:

Break and enters and auto theft are up across the board in the Regional District South Okanagan-Similkameen with B&E-other (outbuildings and the like) up by 35 per cent year-to-date compared to the same period last year.

Auto theft, De Jager said, is an entirely preventable crime through an ignition cutoff device, or a physical barrier or putting the car in a garage. He pointed out that the cost of an ignition kill switch is less than the insurance deductible after having your car stolen.

Read more about this trend on the Salmon Arm Observer’s website.