Vancouver Police Department’s Bait Car program celebrates seventh anniversary
The successful Bait Car program celebrates its seventh anniversary this month. This program has been a great help in reducing auto thefts by 71%, or by 1,780 fewer vehicles stolen, when comparing the first six months of 2009 to 2003.
This program was initially a pilot program in Vancouver, but its success lead to an expansion throughout the Lower Mainland in 2004. By 2005, it was expanded further to Vancouver Island, the Interior and North. When comparing the first six months of 2003 to 2009, auto theft decreased by 52 per cent province-wide from 12,090 cars stolen to 5,780.
Hopefully Car Bait program will continue to stall auto thefts, thus reducing claims and premiums for all BC motorists.