29% fewer stolen cars in the last 30 days in Mississauga and Brampton
Published March 11, 2023 at 4:19 pm
There were 601 vehicle thefts in Mississauga and Brampton last month, and while that is a significant amount, it is much less than this past January (2023)
The beginning of this year was off to a poor start with 843 vehicle thefts reported in the areas of Mississauga and Brampton.
The worst part is less than 2% of those cases were solved while 597 were pending and 230 were left unsolved.
Since then, for the month of February (2023) the Region of Peel has seen an average of 20 or more vehicle thefts per day in the last 30 days.
From Feb. 9 to Mar. 11, Peel police data indicates that there was a combined 601 vehicle thefts reported across both cities, — 298 in Mississauga and 303 in Brampton.
Comparing this data to the beginning of the year, vehicle thefts have dropped a remarkable 29%.
Today (Mar. 11) as little as 11 of these incidents are considered successfully solved, while 58 are left unsolved and a whopping 532 are still being investigated.
The following map shows where these vehicle thefts took place:
According to Peel Regional Police data the top 3 common hotspots for this kind of theft is:
- Airport Rd
- Dixie Rd
- Viscount Rd
The types of vehicles stolen in the areas differ. For Airport Rd and Dixie Rd there was a combination of automobile and truck thefts, whereas on Viscount Rd a pattern of mostly truck thefts were seen.
One of the most notable stolen vehicle stories of the past month involved the mystery behind more than five dozen luxury vehicles being stolen from people’s driveways in Mississauga, Brampton and across the GTA.
The vehicles were eventually recovered by police in Malta and 18 people were charged with more than 170 offences including conspiracy, trafficking of property obtained by crime and theft of a motor vehicle.
With the gradual decline of stolen vehicles, Mississauga and Brampton residents can take a sigh of relief.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising