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Burnaby Crime Rates, Crime Statistics and Crime Prevention


The RCMP Crime Reduction Strategy has been in effect since November 2009 and police are seeing a significant decrease in all monitored crime types when compared to previous years. Burnaby RCMP Crime Analysts track every crime committed, however, specific monitored crime types that have been identified as having the biggest impact on the community are the focus of the Crime Reduction Strategy.


The largest reductions noted in:


• break and enters (includes residential, business and others)
• auto theft
• theft from auto
• robbery offences


At the heart of Crime Reduction are engaged citizens who are actively involved in public safety, as they truly are the eyes and ears of the community. Concerned citizens who immediately report suspicious activities or people provide the critical information our police officers need to arrest offenders caught in the act.


Crime Analysts can also use this information to track fluctuating hot spots, identify the prolific offenders responsible, and determine the probable causes of the crime activity. This vital information is then shared throughout the detachment and community, and tactics and strategies are developed to address the problems in an effort to reduce crime.


The Burnaby RCMP and Vancouver Police Department (VPD) investigators work closely together, cross-referencing their files and police databases. Integrated policing ensures investigations don’t stall due to a geographical line on the map. The Burnaby RCMP and Vancouver Police worked together as an integrated team to solve serious crimes that were committed in Burnaby and Vancouver by a suspect who crossed these borders.





2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

Population

202419

203894

205649

207520

210339

Police Officers

241

241

241

241

253

Homicide

2

10

2

2

4

Robbery

473

452

455

456

436

Breaking & Entering

2870

2834

3392

3277

2569

Domestic Assault

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Non-Domestic Assault

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Assaults (Total)

1448

1503

1496

1601

1647

Auto Theft

3014

2963

3233

3182

2369

Theft from Motor Vehicle

5738

5195

5111

5941

4498

Shoplifting

1667

1790

2111

2593

2952

Other Theft

2209

2030

2293

2448

1893

Drug Offences

843

770

760

778

793

Impaired Driving

354

339

374

320

358

Collisions Involving Injuries

738

681

740

797

725

Fatal Collisions

7

5

8

8

9


2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Population

210507

214919

218401

222802

227599

Police Officers

265

265

271

277

277

Homicide

5

4

6

7

3

Robbery

440

472

452

447

306

Breaking & Entering

3077

2429

2074

2322

1991

Domestic Assault

n/a

468

452

480

499

Non-Domestic Assault

n/a

1081

999

1013

707

Assaults (Total)

1702

1549

1451

1493

1206

Auto Theft

1763

1616

1202

1158

894

Theft from Motor Vehicle

3988

3763

3572

3805

3035

Shoplifting

2462

1455

1486

2291

2162

Other Theft

1909

1940

1806

1651

1423

Drug Offences

775

803

767

705

642

Impaired Driving

335

268

288

403

526

Collisions Involving Injuries

731

712

704

702

632

Fatal Collisions

3

9

7

7

7

Burnaby Crime Statistics 2006 -2010

Burnaby Crime Statistics 2001 -2005

Source: Burnaby R.C.M.P.

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BURNABY CRIME STATISTICS

Burnaby Community Safety Programs


Burnaby is a safe city to live, work, play and visit. To ensure that Burnaby continues to be peaceful and secure, a number of programs are in place. These programs are aimed at maintaining the safety of Burnaby residents and preventing crime. Some of the programs rely on Community Volunteers to deliver them, while others are operated by the RCMP and City representatives.


Anti-Graffiti Program and Hotline: This program aims to reduce graffiti through public education, graffiti eradication and identification and deterrence of graffiti vandals. It is organized both by the City of Burnaby and the Burnaby RCMP


Auxiliary Constable Program: This program provides opportunities for citizen volunteers to perform authorized activities to address the causes or reduce the fear of crime and disorder


Block Watch: This program encourages neighbours to get to know each other and watch out for each others' homes by reporting suspicious activity


Business Watch: This program involves business owners keeping an eye out for suspicious and criminal activity, reporting concerns to the RCMP and keeping in touch with neighbouring businesses about crime concerns.


Citizens' Crime Watch: The role of volunteers in this program is to act as an extra set of eyes and ears by observing and reporting suspicious activity to the RCMP


Crime-Free Multi-Housing Program: This program, targeted to rental property managers, promotes the use of tenant screening and the application of Crime Prevention to decrease crime in apartment and other multiple-family buildings


Victim Services: This program offers emotional support, information, practical assistance and referrals to victims of crime and trauma in Burnaby


Youth Services: This program provides prevention and early intervention services aimed at reducing criminal behaviour among youth in Burnaby