Trailer thieves in B.C. might want to hit the trail now that they are being targeted by police. The Bait Trailer was unveiled today by Solicitor General Shirley Bond to kick off Auto Crime Enforcement Month.
The province has seen an unprecedented seven-consecutive-year drop in car thefts since 2003. This is a 65 per cent decrease from 26,000 incidents in 2003 to 9,000 in 2010.
Last year auto theft in the province was down 22 per cent compared to 2009, and thefts from inside vehicles were down 15 per cent compared to the year before – a 61 per cent drop since 2003. Despite the decrease over seven years, trailer theft has remained constant, with about 500 trailers stolen every year in B.C. The new bait trailers can range from recreational and camping-type trailers, to mobile cargo and utility units.