Almost 30 homes broken into in the last 30 days in Mississauga and Brampton


Published October 8, 2022 at 6:02 pm

There have been 67 incidents of break and enter in Mississauga and Brampton over the past month, the most the region has seen since July, with almost 30 of those happening to homes.

Crime mapping data recorded by Peel Regional Police shows that there have been 67 reported incidents of break and enter in the region in the last month.

Out of those 67 incidents, 27 occurred at places of residence such as homes or apartments. The remaining 40 incidents are reported to have happened at restaurants, stores, gas stations, construction sites, pharmacies, and schools.

More than 40 break and enters took place in Brampton while the remaining 26 happened in Mississauga.

The data was collected over the month-long period of Aug. 27 to Sept. 23

This quantity of break ins has not been reported since July when there were also almost 70 incidents.

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,” 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.
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