Summer Crime Prevention Tips

July 2015

Summer is peak season for burglars. They often know when you are out of town.

Burglars notice when mail is uncollected, newspapers sit in doorways and other signs that a home is unoccupied.

  • Don’t publicize your upcoming travels via Facebook, Twitter or other social media
  • Ask a neighbour to collect mail or retrieve newspapers
  • Avoid e-mail auto-responder vacation notices
  • Always roll up vehicle windows and lock doors when leaving a vehicle
  • Don’t leave valuables in a visible location in a vehicle

Information provided by Toronto Police Services