Leduc County

Crime prevention

The Leduc RCMP, in partnership with Leduc County, City of Leduc, Rural Crime Watch and the Leduc Nighthawks, want to help citizens create a safer home environment for themselves and their families that will also detract from unwanted criminal activity.

The most common property crimes in Leduc County include theft of property and vehicles, break and enters, mischief to property, and possession of stolen goods. Local policing agencies are working together to combat crime in the Leduc region, but they can't do it alone! Residents are the eyes and ears for policing agencies, and their tips might just be the missing link the police need to catch a criminal. Residents are encouraged to report suspicious activity by calling the RCMP at 780-980-RCMP (7267).

Crime prevention starts with you!

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is an approach to crime prevention that focusses on modifying an environment – like a home, shed or shop – to reduce the opportunities for crime to occur.

Criminals learn to recognize potentially good or bad places or situations for crime. Making a few easy and cost-effective changes on your property can increase safety and act as a deterrent for criminals.

Taking some or all of the following steps can help make you a less desirable target for criminals:

  • Lock your doors and windows, even when you are home
  • Install exterior motion lights around doors and windows
  • Get a safety deposit box for storage of important or irreplaceable documents
  • Consider installing a home and/or auto alarm system
  • Do not leave keys, garage door openers, change or other valuables in your vehicle
  • Close the gate to your home when you leave your property, as well as when you are at home
  • If you are away from home in the winter, have someone drive in and out of your driveway in the snow so tracks are visible
  • If you are away from home in the spring or summer, have someone maintain your lawn
  • Do not post on social media sites that you are away from home, as it can make you an easy target for crime


Leduc County crime map

Local RCMP detachments track reported crimes and reflect them in an interactive map, enabling the public to view information on crimes in the area, as well as view information on missing persons and stolen vehicles.

View the Alberta RCMP's crime map in a new window

Note: the points on the map are not placed at the exact location of the crime; they are placed at nearby intersections or regions.