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Break and Enter Prevention

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Take steps to protect your home from criminals

York Regional Police encourages our citizens to take proactive steps to help keep their home safe.

Break and enters are often crimes of opportunity. The more difficult you make it for thieves to break into your home, the more likely it is that they will move along.

Review our list of home protection tips to increase safety and prevent your home from becoming criminals' next target. Further, conduct home security audits regularly by using Ontario's Home Security Audit Guide.

Create a crime-preventing environment

Using Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles at your home poses a challenge for criminals and reduces your risk of becoming a victim. Learn more about how you can thwart criminals with design at your home.