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Breaking down crime statistics on Vancouver Island

Editor’s note: Trends to watch in Campbell River as well as other urban communities on Vancouver Island.

By Mick Sweetman,  CHLY 101.7 FM Nanaimo, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

Violent crime in several Vancouver Island communities is on the rise according to new numbers from Statistics Canada.

Warren Silver, an analyst with Statistics Canada says that’s part of a broader trend across Canada where violent crime peaked in the mid to late 1990s before falling until recent years.

“Violent crime is something that we’re really tracking right now, because we’ve seen increases in quite a lot of places,” he said.

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RCMP are frustrated, too 

Originally published on qathet Living

At the RCMP Detachment on Barnet Street, the phones ring all day and night Police officers get an average of 18 calls a day asking for service – many of them reporting new Criminal Code violations that they want addressed. 

In qathet in 2021, there were 1,655 crimes reported. Many categories of crime are up over 50% in four years. They include assaults, break and enters, criminal harassment, possession of stolen property – crimes that appear in Isabelle Southcott’s main story. 

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A Policeman’s Perspective: Violent Crimes in Campbell River

There has been an increase in the number of violent crimes reported in Campbell River.

According to Cst. Maury Tyre, “For the last three or four years,  we have seen a general spike in ‘calls for service’ in Campbell River. One of those years actually saw roughly a 12% increase. A lot of those increases are based on things like calls for service, checking wellbeing, and things like that. But effectively, when there is an increase in calls for service, you’re also going to have an increase in violence.”

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RCMP reports from Cortes and Quadra during the week ending Sunday April 24

There was one Cortes and four Quadra Island reports in this week’s email from the Quadra RCMP detachment. 

None of these involved an arrest, fine or any police action beyond a warning. In one case, a group of youth were commended as ‘good citizens.’   

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B.C. prosecutors failing public says City of Terrace after repeat offenders back on streets

Terrace Standard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The City of Terrace is calling on municipal lobby groups and the province to re-examine Crown Counsel’s priorities after witnessing a severe uptick in criminal activities.

The council unanimously passed a resolution to send to the North Central Local Government Association (NCLGA) for its 2022 annual general meeting and convention.

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