Vancouver - Post Report Question and Answers

Are there personal security concerns to be aware of at this post? Please describe.

There are certain areas to avoid, only because of drug use and possible violence. The only issues we have ever had were with bears and mountain lions. Just be aware of your surroundings and be prepared when you are hiking or doing outdoor activities and you will be OK. We did have some raccoons break in to my in-laws' car, but they forgot to lock it and raccoons here are clever. - May 2017

None - Aug 2015

Nothing major. Even the unfortunate East Hastings area isn't exactly a security concern, though I wouldn't frequent that area and some of the drug culture spills into Gastown and along Granville. Drugs and theft seem to be in the news more than anything. - Jun 2014

Break-ins happen, also better watch out for your possessions on transit. Never leave anything valuable on display in cars. Cars are rarely hijacked, but thefts from inside are common. - Mar 2012

No. - Jun 2010

Lots of petty crime including pickpocketing, car break-ins and burglary. The homeless (and drug-addicted) population is noticeable in most downtown areas. Don't ever leave anything in your car, even for a few minutes. - Oct 2008

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