More than 130 break and enters over the past month in Mississauga and Brampton


Published March 18, 2023 at 1:15 pm

Break and enter

Police dealt with over a hundred break and enters across Mississauga and Brampton in the last 30 days.

According to Peel Regional Police data, there were a total of 138 break-and-enter cases beginning from Feb. 17 to Mar. 18. This report also shows that in comparison to January (2023) there have been 77 fewer incidents of this kind.

Both cities saw their fair share of crimes related to break-ins, with 77 of these incidents happening in Mississauga and the other 61 in Brampton.

The following map shows where these incidents took place:

Police data also indicates that the following places were targeted: 59 houses, nine apartments, nine stores, five restaurants, three schools, one pharmacy, one jeweler, one factory, one office and 49 other businesses.

The top 5 common hotspots for these break and enter incidents to occur are:

  • Selby
  • Kennedy
  • Hurontario
  • Dixie
  • Dundas

As of Mar. 18, the investigations into the majority of these break and enters (121) are still ongoing. Ten are considered solved, and seven is listed as unsolved.

Residents may be relieved knowing that the number of break-ins are lower than this same time last year (2022)

On Feb. 17 – Mar. 18 (2022) there were reportedly 2,203 break and enter cases.

Comparing it back to the last 30 days (2023) of 138 incidents there appears to be a significant drop in these crimes.

Although there may never been a month without incidents related to break and enters, the good news is there is a pattern of decline with these crimes being committed.

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 by Peel police 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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