Property crime incidents increase in Summerland

The number of break and enters, thefts and other property crimes showed an increase over the past year.

RCMP

RCMP

The number of break and enters, thefts and other property crimes showed an increase over the past year.

On Monday, Sgt. Stephane Lacroix of the Summerland RCMP detachment presented the final policing statistics from 2015.

There were 15 business break and enters reported in 2015, up from 14 the year earlier, and 10 residential break and enters, up from nine in 2014.

The number of other break and enters increased significantly, from five in 2014 to 19 in 2015.

The number of vehicle thefts increased from 30 in 2014 to 37 last year.

Thefts from vehicles showed a noticeable increase, with 65 reported. This is almost double the 33 incidents reported in 2014.

The number of shoplifting offences remained unchanged, with four reported in both years.

Mischief complaints decreased by 24 per cent, with 47 reported in 2015, down from 62 a year earlier.

There were 20 fraud incidents reported, up from 19 in 2014.

In the last quarter of 2015, police received 681 calls for service, up from 573 calls during the same period in 2014.