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RCMP discuss crime mapping in north Nanaimo neighbourhood

Mounties will host a public meeting to discuss a recent upswing in thefts from motor vehicles, property damage, and break and enters with residents in north Nanaimo.

The meeting will be held at McGirr Elementary School at 6199 McGirr Rd. Feb. 13 at 7 p.m.

Officers will be on hand to listen to residents’ concerns and offer advice on how to protect properties and valuables.

Ryland Wellwood, Nanaimo RCMP criminal analyst, will also be at the meeting to demonstrate the city’s new online interactive mapping system, which displays various crimes throughout Nanaimo, allowing people to keep track of crimes in their neighbourhoods and Nanaimo in general.

The Block Watch system is an effective tool against neighbourhood crime and residents can also benefit from reductions in home insurance costs of up to 15 per cent in areas where Block Watch chapters are created.

Residents who plan to attend are asked to call McGirr school at 250-758-8946 to help ensure adequate seating.

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