Yanchep businesses can guard against burglary

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The Wanneroo Business Association has organised a Safer Wanneroo – Business Crime Prevention breakfast at Lakelands Country Club on March 15. Picture: Anita McInnes

IN Yanchep there were 62 burglaries and 13 motor vehicles stolen in the 12 months from February 2016 to the end of January this year.

According to WA Police crime statistics 18 of those burglaries were committed somewhere other than a dwelling.

There were four burglaries in the other than a dwelling category in Yanchep in January this year.

In November and December last year there were two burglaries in the other than a dwelling category in Yanchep.

This means there were eight burglaries in the other than a dwelling category in Yanchep in a three-month period.

During the 12 month period there were also 124 assaults in Yanchep and two reports of graffiti.

The Wanneroo Business Association has organised a Safer Wanneroo – Business Crime Prevention breakfast at Lakelands Country Club on Wednesday, March 15 and invited Senior Sergeant Simon Hazell, Sergeant Damien Ellson and Senior Constable Terry Welsh for an update on recent crime activity in the Wanneroo area.

But Yanchep, Butler and Neerabup business owners are also welcome to attend.

Crime can effect business insurance, staff safety, daily operations and the wider community.

WA Police crime statistics in the seven months from July 2016 to January 2017 show more than 18,000 offences against property were reported in the NW Metro region
– 38 vehicles were reported stolen from the Wangara industrial area alone and
145 assaults were reported in Wanneroo.

In a recent insurance workshop with WBA business adviser Peter Newbound, it was mentioned that Wangara insurance policies for break ins were higher than most other places in WA and sometimes up to 20 per cent more.

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