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Break-ins to cars in Vancouver up 99.8 per cent since 2010 (Crosstown Clinic)

Vancouver Police Department map showing most recent car break-ins in the city (Photo credit: Vancouver Courier)
Vancouver Police Department map showing most recent car break-ins in the city (Photo credit: Vancouver Courier)

You probably don’t want to read this if you own a car in Vancouver. But you probably should.

In fact, there’s a very good chance you have experienced what I’m about to tell you: break-ins to vehicles in this city are completely out of control.

Between January and September of this year, the number of reported thefts from vehicles to the Vancouver Police Department totalled 12,312. The quick math: that’s more than 40 break-ins per day.

Finally, here’s the big shift from the department, which doesn’t get the play that the war-on-drugs narrative continues to get: The VPD supports the program at Crosstown Clinic in the Downtown Eastside where a select number of chronic drug users are offered medical grade heroin and the legal analgesic, hydromorphone.

Click here to read the Vancouver Courier.

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