Crime stats drop in Terrace B.C.

Terrace RCMP statistics from the fourth quarter show most crime having dropped here and the addition of new stats for better record keeping.

  • Sat Feb 27th, 2016 6:00pm
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Terrace RCMP statistics from the fourth quarter of last year show most crime having dropped here and the addition of new stats for better record keeping.

The biggest changes from the last quarter of 2014 to 2015 were a rise in the total of other criminal code offences from 327 to 541, respectively, and the decrease in liquor act offences from 277 to 72, also respectively.

“Criminal code offences have gone up almost equivalent to what liquor offences have gone down because of a change in business and administrative practices,” said Terrace RCMP media relations / community policing officer Const. Angela Rabut.

She said a new statistic is municipal prisoners, with 360 lodged in the last quarter of last year – municipal means a person was arrested within city limits.

“Overall, the fourth quarter stats have remained consistent or have gone down from last year’s,” she said.

The total number of files investigated during the last quarter dropped too, from 1,813 in 2014’s last quarter to 1,719 files in 2015.

Staff Sgt. Syd Lecky, in temporary charge of the detachment is completing its annual performance plan which is the overall policing plan for Terrace for the upcoming year. The stats along with input from residents, stakeholders, community leaders, and organizations will guide this process in order to capture the needs and issues that are unique to Terrace.

The detachment’s policing priorities this past year included deterring, disrupting and preventing drug and alcohol-related crime, reducing property-related crime (break and enter, mischief), improving road safety by targeting impaired drivers and distracted drivers and through partnerships with other agencies and enforcement, reducing the level of family violence.