Decrease seen in policing statistics

Police in Summerland were a little less busy in the third quarter of this year compared with the same period last year.

Police in Summerland were a little less busy in the third quarter of this year compared with the same period last year.

In his quarterly report, Sgt. Stephane Lacroix of the Summerland RCMP detachment said police responded to 843 calls for service in the third quarter of this year, a decrease of around three per cent from the same period in 2012.

“Nearly all crime types remain lower than they were during the first three quarters of 2012,” he said.

Assaults, vehicle thefts, break and enters and mischief complaints all showed lower numbers.

In the first three quarter of this year, there were 55 mischief complaints reported, down significantly from 104 in the same period a year earlier.

There have been 24 thefts from vehicles so far this year, compared with 43 from January to the end of September last year.

Vehicle theft numbers dropped from 23 in the first nine months of 2012 to nine in the first nine months of this year.


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