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While Surrey deals with an increase in violent crime, Vancouver is dealing with a spike in another type of crime.
It’s every drivers worst fear when parking at a Vancouver parkade or on a dark street: Will my vehicle get broken into?
New stats to be presented to the Vancouver Police Board on Thursday show theft from motor vehicles increased almost 40 per cent from January to September this year, compared to the same period last year.
Vancouver recorded almost 9,500 thefts from vehicles this year compared to more than 6,800 last year.
It’s the highest number of thefts from vehicles on record over the past decade.