Crime statistics show decrease

Fewer incidents recorded in most categories, according to RCMP figures.

Summerland’s crime statistics showed a decrease from last year, according to the latest information from the Summerland RCMP detachment.

The figures were presented at the municipal council meeting on Monday evening.

During the second quarter of this year, police responded to 654 calls for service, down from 676 calls during the same period in 2012.

While the number of assaults and thefts increased slightly, the number of stolen vehicles, mischief complaints, break and enters, disturbances and vehicle break-ins showed noticeable declines.

Cpl. Bruce Haley of the Summerland RCMP detachment said there were 20 assaults reported in the first two quarters of this year, up from 18 in the same period last year.

There have been 33 thefts reported during the first half of this year, up from 32 in the same period last year.

The number of mischief complaints dropped dramatically this year.

In the first two quarter of this year, there have been 33 mischief complaints, compared with 70 during the same time period last year. This represents a drop of 53 per cent.

Vehicle thefts also showed a significant decline, with six reported in the first half of this year, down from 11 in the first six months of last year, representing a 45 per cent decline.

The number of thefts from vehicles fell from 21 in the first half of 2012 to 16 in the first half of this year.

Break and enters fell from 19 to 14.

Disturbances dropped from 20 to 15.

There were 11 drug investigation files in the second quarter of this year.

 

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