Crime reduction programs, weather contribute to dropping crime rate

By James Peters
May 11, 2017 - 11:30am

KAMLOOPS — RCMP say its crime reduction programs had a big impact during the first quarter of 2017.

Statistics released today show a 19 per cent drop in property crime and a six per cent decrease in "Crimes Against the Person," compared to the first quarter of 2016.

Drug offences are down 11 per cent and traffic violations are down 18 per cent.

Overall calls for service dropped eight per cent.

In a news release, Supt. Brad Mueller credits the reduction to regular statistical analysis, foot patrols, and the detachment's crime reduction initiatives.

Mueller also admits the weather was poor for much of the quarter, and that does impact criminal activity.

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