Crime-prevention habits can curb thefts from vehicles in Nanaimo

Crime-prevention habits can curb thefts from vehicles in Nanaimo

The program, 9 p.m. Routine, was created by the Pasco Sheriff’s Office in Pasco County, Fla., and is being promoted by B.C.’s Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team and others via social media with the hashtag #9PMRoutine.

Almost half of all vehicle break-ins are performed on unlocked vehicles and the overwhelming majority occur after dark. Communities where people employ the 9 p.m. Routine can expect to see a significant drop in thefts from vehicles, according to an RCMP press release.

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