One of the best ways to be proactive in your fight against crime is to know exactly what you’re up against. In the Toronto area you can head to the Toronto Police Service website to find out what the latest crime activities are and to view previous statistics. If you live in a high crime area, installing new locks on your doors may be a priority. You can visit http://data.torontopolice.on.ca/pages/break-and-enter directly to see the break and enter statistics for various neighbourhoods in Toronto and you can access the general site to see the following crime indicators:
- ● Auto thefts
- ● Shootings
- ● Homicides
- ● Traffic
- ● Assaults
- ● Robberies
At this site you’ll find an interactive dashboard that allows you to filter the numbers by different months and you’ll be able to see the monthly totals. You can also see the totals for the days of the week and even by the hours. You can choose the type of premise that you want to examine including homes, commercial, apartments, outside and there is also an “other” category. You’ll be able to look at the stats for neighbourhoods or divisions and will see the results mapped out right before your eyes.
This is a great tool to use before making a final decision about purchasing a home and it is the best way to actually discover how important it is to have high quality locks installed on your doors. You may also want to consider putting quality locks on your garage door based on the numbers you see.
The crime doesn’t indicate the exact locations where these crimes occurred in order to protect theprivacy of the victims. It does, however, show the incidences in the neighbourhoods or districts that you are viewing.
This crime map was first put together to make members of the community more aware of the crimesoccurring in their local areas and to encourage potential witnesses to come forward. Toronto Police Services also has a Twitter account that you can monitor to get on-the-spot information about this tool and major crime occurrences throughout the city.
Make sure that your property and family are kept safe by installing the right type of locks on your back,side, front and garage doors. This is one of the best ways to deter potential robbers from entering your home or other smaller buildings on your property. Learn more about high quality safety locks by visiting locksmithcare.com or contact us by phone at 416-828-2596.