50 break and enter incidents in the past 30 days in Mississauga and Brampton


Published September 10, 2022 at 7:04 pm

A shop window with a circular smash pattern in the middle.

Residents in Mississauga and Brampton are encouraged to maintain security around their property as incidents of break and enter continue to be an issue.

According to Peel Police crime mapping data, 50 incidents of break and enter have occurred in the past 30 days in the region.

These break and enters happened between Aug. 10 and Sept. 8 and over half of those were at places of residence.

24 out of 50 incidents happened at places of residence such as houses or apartment buildings. The remaining 26 break and enter incidents happened at pharmacies, restaurants, stores, offices, construction sites, and schools.

That means there is almost one home being broken into every single day in the region.

Peel Police say some properties are more likely to be targeted 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,” Peel 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 your 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 your neighbours and join forces by looking out for each other’s properties.
  • Consider installing a second locking device for your windows and any sliding doors.
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