How do I...
If the crime you are reporting is an emergency, call 911.
If the crime you are reporting is not an emergency, you can call the non-emergency line at 604-525-5411 or attend our Front Counter at 555 Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC.
It takes less than 60 seconds to steal possessions from your car or to steal your car. That’s right – less than one minute. Auto crime thieves are skillful in their efforts; therefore, we need to learn how to fight back by removing the opportunity for criminals to strike. Millions of dollars in merchandise are stolen from vehicles every year. The unforeseen costs and disruption can be very upsetting for victims.
Thieves take pride in stealing cars, and they do it for a variety of reasons. Some thieves get their thrills from ripping people off, destroying personal property, and joyriding at dangerously high speeds. Other thieves steal vehicles to strip them for parts or to resell the vehicle overseas. Some vehicles are stolen to use in the commission of another crime. Whatever the reason, we can fight back by making our vehicles unappealing to thieves. Use more than one anti-theft device. They come in a range of prices and a variety of styles.
Visit the ICBC website to learn more about choosing an anti-theft device, as well as information about auto crime and how to protect yourself.
Take responsibility and fight back by reducing the opportunity – it is your vehicle.