The heat map above (click the map for a bigger image) shows that there were forty-six (46) residential burglaries reported last week to the Vancouver Police Department. Fifteen (15) of those were on the Westside.
One of the trends we’ve seen this summer already is a marked increase of thieves cutting telephone lines before breaking in. Unless wireless communication is being utilized (for example BLINK mesh radio monitoring), cutting the phone lines disables the vast majority of burglar alarms in people’s homes.
In terms of theft from vehicles, there were one-hundred and fifty six (156) reported incidents in the city, approximately forty-six (46) occurred on the Westside.
There were twenty-seven (27) vehicles stolen last week, six (6) of which were taken from the Westside.