Car thefts down in Burnaby

Burnaby saw 23 per cent fewer vehicle thefts and 20 per cent fewer break-ins in 2011 compared to 2010, according to ICBC.

Since 2003, when the bait-car program was introduced, auto theft has dropped by 71 per cent and theft from vehicles by 64 per cent in B.C.

Burnaby has seen 82 per cent fewer vehicle thefts—410 in 2011 compared to 2,280 in 2003. It has also seen 61 per cent fewer theft-from-vehicle incidents—1,480 in 2011 compared to 3,770 in 2003.

Cars and trucks were the first 'bait' vehicles to hit the streets, but over the years the fleet has been expanded to include ATV's, snowmobiles, watercraft, motorcycles and manufactured trailers. Commercial vehicles, including construction equipment and working commercial vans, were recently added to the bait program.

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