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Burnaby car thefts down, break-ins up in 2012

There was good news and bad news about auto crime in Burnaby last year.

Burnaby was among a few B.C. communities that saw an increase in auto crime, possibly due to the work of a few active thieves in the city, said ICBC.

There were 13 per cent fewer vehicle theft incidents but 21 per cent more break-ins in 2012 compared to 2011.

The positive track record is significantly better when the 2012 numbers are compared to those in 2003, when the provincial bait car program was launched.

In that case, there were 84 per cent fewer vehicle thefts and 52 per cent fewer break-ins in 2012 compared to 2003.

Provincewide, auto theft has decreased by 73 per cent since 2003, with a seven per cent drop in 2012 compared to 2011.

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