Property crime is a category of crime that includes; burglary, larceny, theft, motor vehicle theft, arson, shoplifting, and vandalism. Property crime involves the taking of property, and does not involve force or threat of force against a victim.
If You Are a Victim of a Property Crime, You Might:
- Feel shocked, confused, angry, sad, powerless, or embarrassed.
- Be very upset, even if what was taken wasn't worth a lot of money.
- Feel hopeless about whether anything can be done to get your property back.
- Be afraid to go back to (or near) the place where the crime happened.
- Feel suspicious of everyone around you.
Having your property stolen or damaged is not your fault. Nothing you say or do gives anyone else the right to take or destroy your stuff.
Report the incident to police. If you report, the person(s) responsible may be held accountable and you may get your property back. This is not a guarantee, but if you don’t tell anyone, you may never recover what was stolen or hold the offender accountable.
If you have been a victim
please contact your local police detachment
If you are experiencing any of the reactions above the Red Deer City Victim Services Unit may be able to assist you by proving you information and referrals to community organizations.