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Break and Enter is a criminal offence in which someone enters a residence, business or other property without permission, and commits or intends to commit a crime, typically theft. Break and enter is one of the most common property offences in Canada.
Break and enter can have many negative consequences for victims, both financially and psychologically. Victims of break and enter can be left with not only the loss of valuable possessions but also the loss of a sense of safety and security. If you or someone you know is a victim of break and enter, help is available through victim services and other resources.
To learn more about Break and Enter, see the Help Starts Here infosheet
VictimLink BC is a toll-free 24/7 information and support line that provides information and referrals to all victims of crime, and crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence, including sexual assault, violence in relationships, elder abuse, and adult survivors of physical or sexual abuse. VictimLink BC provides service in 110 languages, including 17 North American Aboriginal languages.
Block Watch Society of British Columbia
The Block Watch Society of BC provides information on setting up and maintaining community “block watch” programs for preventing crime and increasing safety in neighbourhoods.
British ColumbiaCrime Prevention Association
The BC Crime Prevention Association is an integrated team of citizens and police that provide education and awareness about crime prevention.