Crime against people, down in Kamloops

By Jessica Lepp
February 21, 2016 - 5:07pm Updated: February 22, 2016 - 12:32pm

KAMLOOPS — The Mayor of Kamloops says, despite two recent homicides in the city, crimes against people in the city appear to be on the decline.

Peter Milobar is pointing to the 2015 Corporate Services and Community Safety Department annual report, which shows a decline of 20% from 2014 to 2015.

“You always have to take whatever is happening in the current news cycle to heart like the recent stabbing, but overall we've seen the crime against people decrease in 2015. Unfortunately we did see crimes against property go up at the same time,” says Milobar.

Crimes against property increased 13.1% over the same time period.

Milobar says the City of Kamloops has come a long way in public safety thanks to efforts made by the RCMP and Bylaws.

Council will go over the report during Tuesday's regular meeting.

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