Just over 5,000 vehicles have been reported stolen in Alberta so far this year.

And there have been another 4,500 reports of thefts from vehicles.

In High River in 2022 there were 39 vehicles stolen compared to 40 the year before.

In Okotoks 46 vehicles were stolen last year and 36 in 2021.

The RCMP say some simple habits can help reduce the chance you become a victim of either vehicle theft or having something stolen from your vehicle.

  • Always make sure to lock your vehicle.
  • Never leave keys or garage door openers in your vehicle.
  • Never leave important documents with personal identifying information in your vehicle.
  • Ensure all valuables are removed or out of sight. This includes shopping bags, loose change, sunglasses, and any electronics.
  • Do not leave your windows open when you leave your vehicle.
  • If possible, store your vehicle in a locked garage when not in use.
  • Park your vehicle in well-lit areas and within sight. If you’re unable to park in a locked garage, keep outdoor lights on for added security.

RCMP this month are using the #AutoRoutine to provide information on how to keep your vehicles safe this summer. Watch their Facebook (@RCMPinAlberta) and Twitter (@RCMPAlberta) feeds for tips and reminders to help reduce thefts of, and thefts from, vehicles this summer.


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