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Auto theft down 25 per cent in Burnaby

Auto theft is down significantly in Burnaby where there were 25 per cent fewer vehicle thefts in the first six months of 2012 compared to the same period last year, according to ICBC.

Since the Bait Car program was introduced in 2003, Burnaby has seen an 84-per-cent reduction in vehicle thefts over the same period, from January to June.

In actual figures, that's a drop from 1,112 auto thefts during that period in 2003 compared with only 176 in the first half of 2012.

Provincewide there has been a 17-per-cent decrease in auto theft in the first six months of this year and since 2003, a reduction of 74 per cent.

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