144 break and enters over 30 days in Mississauga and Brampton; 52 houses broken into
Published November 19, 2022 at 4:52 pm
Crime data for the last 30 days (Oct. 20 to Nov. 18) indicates there were at least 144 break and enter incidents across Mississauga and Brampton.
According to data collected by Peel Regional Police, 52 houses, five apartments, and eight residential garages or sheds were broken into.
There were also break and enters at 14 stores, 13 restaurants, four construction sites, three offices, two jewelers, two gas stations, one factory, and 38 other businesses.
As of today (Nov. 19), the investigations into 19 of these incidents are considered solved, 123 investigations are still ongoing, and three are considered unsolved.
The map shows where each incident took place:
Peel police say some properties are more likely to be targeted for break-ins, such as corner lots, homes that back onto parks and other open spaces, and homes that do not appear to be maintained or “lived in.”
“Residential break-ins are typically crimes of opportunity,” police say. “Burglars target certain property based on characteristics that will increase their chances of breaking-in without getting caught.”
Residents are advised to maintain a safe home and prevent break-ins by following these tips:
- Ensure that shrubs and hedges around the property are maintained to have clear lines of sight to all accessible windows and doors.
- Keep garage and screen doors locked, even while at home.
- Get to know the neighbours and join forces by looking out for each other’s properties.
- Consider installing a second locking device for windows and any sliding doors.