Theft is the most common crime committed on our campus. It is also the most preventable. Public spaces and locker areas are especially targeted by thieves on campus. You can play an active role to help decrease its occurrence on our grounds. The idea is simple: theft is a crime of opportunity. Thieves will use any chance that is given to them: valuable goods left without surveillance or poorly secured represent an interesting and profitable opportunity to make a quick buck on the black market!
Don’t offer an opportunity to thieves!
By doing your part, you can help us reduce theft occurrences on our campus. Theft has been decreasing in recent years and we are putting forward theft prevention strategies to keep it that way.
You can do your part with the following easy steps!
Always keep an eye on your belongings or have someone watch them if you must leave the area for a few moments – things can disappear quickly;
Secure your belongings with good quality locks. Combination locks of poor quality can be easily broken by thieves. Good quality locks are sold in businesses on campus: at the Pivik and the University Bookstore, both located in the Unicentre;
- Always lock your residence door behind you even if you are out for a few seconds;
- Never leave valuables in view in your car. Always secure them in the trunk;
- Register your valuables with the stop theft program!