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RCMP calls for service down 13% in Brandon-Dauphin region

By: Q Country/Star FM News
Posted: October 12, 2021 08:34

But arson, fraud and property crimes all increased

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Manitoba RCMP report that 'calls for service' between August 2020 to August 2021 declined 13% in the West District which includes Brandon, Dauphin and Winnipegosis.

In the East District there was a 17% drop (8,598 to 7,131) and in the North District a 2% decrease (7,127 to 6,698). Overall, the Districts' occurrence counts (combined) decreased by 11% (from 21,547 to 19,191).

The mounties say all Districts reported minimal decreases in most occurrence groups, however Drug Enforcement increased by 8% in Manitoba East District in August 2021 over August 2020. For a listing of the communities served by each District, please visit: https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/mb/stats/districts-eng.htm 

Manitoba East District

During August 2021, Manitoba East District reported significant decreases to most occurrence groups, except Drug Enforcement and Common Police Activities, over the same period in 2020.  The following increases and decreases are being highlighted:

Common Police Activities
There was no change overall within this occurrence group (936 to 936). Of note, Wellbeing Checks were up by 26% (108 to 136) and Persons Reported Missing were down by 22% (94 to 73).

Crimes Against the Person
There was an overall decrease of 29% (555 to 393) in this occurrence group with Assaults decreasing by 33% (372 to 248), and Robbery/Extortion/Harassment/Threats sub-category decreasing by 22% (139 to 108).

Crimes Against Property 
There was an overall decrease of 23% (1149 to 885) in this occurrence group with Arsons decreasing by 67% (9 to 3) and Theft under $5,000 increasing by 8% (195 to 211). Other notable decreases include the Break and Enter sub-category which was down by 41% (125 to 74) and Theft over $5,000 decreasing by 24% (103 to 78).

Drug Enforcement
Overall increase of 8% (39 to 42) with increases seen in Possession up by 17% (12 to 14) and Trafficking up by 26% (19 to 24).

Manitoba West District

During August 2021, Manitoba West District reported decreases in all occurrences groups over the same period in 2020.  The following increases and decreases are being highlighted:

Common Police Activities
Overall there was relatively no change in this occurrence group (641 to 640) but of note, Suspicious Person/Vehicle/Property was up by 13% (242 to 274) and Persons Reported Missing decreased by 15% (71 to 60).

Crimes against the Person
There was an overall decrease of 26% (404 to 298) in this occurrence group with Assaults  decreasing by 32% (262 to 179).

Crimes against Property
This occurrence group saw an overall decrease of 1% (644 to 639). Most notably,  Break and Enters decreased by 16% (92 to 77), while Arsons increased by 83% (6 to 11) and Fraud increased by 15% (52 to 60).

Drug Enforcement
There was an overall decrease of 22% (37 to 29) in this occurrence group with Trafficking decreasing by 22% (23 to 18).

Manitoba North District

Common Police Activities
We saw a minimal increase overall of 1% (1072 to 1084) in this occurrence group. The largest increase was seen in Wellbeing Checks that were up by 48% (82 to 121) and the largest decrease was seen in Suspicious Person/Vehicle/Property down by 9% (92 to 84).

Crimes Against the Person
This occurrence group had an overall decrease of 7% (1140 to 1058). Assaults decreased by 5% (772 to 737), but there was an increase of 23% (13 to 16) in Aggravated Assaults. Offences Related to Death decreased by 75% (4 to 1) and Sexual offences decreased by 18% (74 to 61).

Crimes Against Property
This occurrence group had a decrease of 8% (1249 to 1144). There was a very notable decrease in Fraud of 84% (179 to 28) and Possession of Stolen Goods decreased by 47% (17 to 9). Shoplifting increased by 53% (19 to 29).

Drug Enforcement
There was an overall decrease of 55% (82 to 37) in this occurrence group with decreases seen in Possession, down by 57% (14 to 6) and Trafficking down by 56% (63 to 28).

The complete statistics can be found here: https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/mb/stats/index-eng.htm 

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