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Tuesday , 22 June 2021

Bonnyville RCMP Annual report presented to council

Bonnyville RCMP current acting Detachment Commander Sgt. Kim Hillier presented the first annual report at this week’s Town of Bonnyville council meeting.

On May 11, Sgt. Hillier highlighted the great work the RCMP has completed in 2020  throughout the Lakeland Region to elected officials.

“This year I have completed an annual report that I presented to all of my police committees across our detachment area,” Sgt. Hillier told elected officials.

Sgt. Hillier says that In January of 2020 Provincial crime statistics saw an overall 33 per cent decrease when compared to the same statistics in 2019.

From the stats presented by Sgt. Hillier the report included these highlights.

“There was a 50 per cent decrease in persons crimes, a 44 per cent decrease in other criminal code offences, a 20 per cent decrease in property crime, six ad-additional Break and Enters, 20 per cent decease in theft of motor vehicle and a 67 per cent decrease in thefts under 5000.”

Sgt. Hillier says municipal crime rates saw a five per cent decrease over this time last year. There was a 12 per cent decrease in persons crimes, two per cent increase in property crime, 38 per cent increase in other CC, nine per cent increase in Break and Enters, a 40 per cent decrease in theft of motor vehicles and a 14 per cent increase in theft under $5000.

In February Sgt. Hillier wrote in the report that rural crime rates saw an overall drop of 24 per cent versus 2019. There was a 50 per cent decrease in persons crimes, 20 per cent decrease in other criminal code offences, and a 12 per cent decrease in property crime.

She only listed two additional Break and Enters, with four fewer thefts of a motor vehicle. Hiller also reported six fewer instances of theft under $5000.

“Municipal statistics show a two per cent decrease over this time last year,” Sgt. Hiller wrote. “A six per cent decrease in persons crimes, five per cent decrease in property crime, 7 per cent increase.

During March of 2020, Sgt. Hillier says provincial stats saw an overall 50 per cent decrease versus 2019.
“There was a 46 per cent decrease in persons crimes, 18 per cent decrease in other criminal code offences, a 17 per cent decrease in property crime,” Hillier said. “Five fewer instances of Break and Enters, two fewer thefts of MV and a 46 per cent decrease in theft under $5000.”
Hillier noted that the Municipally saw an eight per cent decrease over this time last year. A 29 per cent  decrease in persons crimes, six per cent increase in property crime,  a 24 per cent decrease in other CC, 33 per cent increase in Break and Enters, a 56 per cent de-crease in theft of MV and a six per cent decrease in theft under $5000.
Sgt. Hillier says that in April of 2020 Covid-19 protocols saw a much reduced team inside the detachment, a significant increase in patrols and working remotely had to be quickly integrated into their normal procedures.
“Provincial rates saw an overall 27 per cent decrease in versus 2019,” Sgt. Hillier explained. “A 46 per cent decrease in persons crimes, 34  per cent decrease in other criminal code offences, a 17 per cent decrease in property crime, 45 per cent decrease in Break and Enters, and  seven fewer in Theft of MV.
There was a 47 per cent decrease in thefts under $5000 Sgt. Hillier noted and the Municipal crime statistics showed an eight per cent decrease over this time last year.
The stats for April 2020 include; a 16 per cent decrease in persons crimes, three per cent increase in property crime, 27 percent decrease in other CC, 14 per cent increase in Break and Enters (five more instances), a 49 per cent decrease in theft of MV and eight per cent decrease in theft under $5000.
May of 2020 brought a Provincial 19 per cent decrease overall versus 2019 Sgt. Hillier wrote in the report.
May of 2020 had a 33 per cent decrease in persons crimes, a 42 per cent decrease in other criminal code offences, a five per cent decrease in property crime, a 32 per cent decrease in Break and Enters, a 40 per cent decrease in Theft of MV and a 36per cent decrease in thefts under $5000.
“Municipal rates reports showed a 17 per cent decrease over this time last year,” Sgt. Hillier stated. “A 13 per cent decrease in persons crimes, ten per cent decrease in property crime, a 35 per cent decrease in other CC, a ten per cent decrease in Break and Enters, a 47 per cent decrease in theft of MV and a 22 per cent decrease in theft under $5000.”
In June, Sgt. Hillier says the Provincial rates showed an overall 12 per cent decrease in versus 2019.  This included a 23 per cent decrease in persons crimes, 39 per cent decrease in other criminal code offences, a one  per cent decrease in property crime.
“There was 36 per cent decrease in Break and Enters, 21  per cent decrease in Theft of MV and a 32 per cent decrease in thefts under $5000,” Sgt. Hillier stated.
Municipal crime rates showed an 18 per cent decrease over this time last year. This included a 22 per cent decrease in persons crimes, a seven per cent decrease in property crime, and a 40 per cent decrease in other CC.
“There was a 5  per cent decrease in Break and Enters, a 43 per cent decrease in theft of MV and a 23 per cent decrease in theft under $5000,” Sgt. Hillier told elected officials.
In July, Provincially, there was an overall two  per cent decrease in versus 2019.
“A 13 per cent decrease in persons crimes, a 25 per cent decrease in other criminal code offences, a eight per cent decrease in property crime, there was a 35 per cent decrease in Break and Enters,  a zero per cent decrease in Theft of MV and a 32 per cent decrease in thefts under $5000,” Sgt. Hillier said. “Municipal rates show a 14  per cent decrease over this time last year. This included a 16 per cent decrease in persons crimes, a zero per cent decrease in property crime, a 45 per cent decrease in other CC, zero per cent decrease in Break and Enters, a 35 per cent decrease in theft of MV and a 24 per decrease in theft under $5000.”
Provincially in August Sgt. Hillier said we saw an overall 4 per cent decrease versus 2019. There was a ten per cent decrease in persons crimes, a 33 per cent decrease in other criminal code offences, and a seven per cent increase in property crime.
Sgt. Hillier says that there was a 33 per cent decrease in Break and Enters, a two per cent decrease in Theft of MV and a 34 per cent decrease in thefts under $5000.  In the Municipally there was 13 per cent decrease over this time last year.
“There was 14 per cent decrease in persons crimes, a one per cent decrease in property crime,” Sgt. Hillier said. “A 38 per cent decrease in other CC, a six per cent decrease in Break and Enters, a 35 per cent decrease in theft of MV and a 25 per cent decrease in theft under $5000.”

In September the provincial crime rates saw an overall one per cent decrease versus 2019 Sgt. Hillier says including an eight per cent decrease in persons crimes.

“There was a 27 per cent decrease in other criminal code offences, a ten per cent increase in property crime,” Sgt. Hillier said. “There was 32 per cent decrease in Break and Enters, zero per cent change in Theft of MV and a 25 per cent decrease in thefts under $5000.”

The Municipal crime rate also continued with a downward trend with a seven per cent decrease over this time last year, Sgt. Hillier added.

“There was a seven per cent decrease in persons crimes, a three per cent increase in property crime, and a 30 per cent decrease in other CC,” Sgt. Hillier said. “There was a one per cent decrease in Break and Enters, a 23 per cent decrease in theft of MV and a 24 per cent decrease in theft under $5000.”

In October 2020 the rural crime rate saw a slight overall increase of four percent vs 2019.  There was a 11  per cent decrease in persons crimes, and a 23 per cent decrease in other criminal code offences.

“There was a 17 per cent increase in property crime, a 17 per cent decrease in Break and Enters, and nine per cent increase in Theft of MV,” Sgt. Hillier stated. “There was a 14 per cent decrease in thefts under $5000.”

Municipal crime stats also saw a slight four per cent decrease over this time last year. During this time the RCMP recorded a 16 per cent decrease in persons crimes,  and a nine per cent increase in property crime.

“There was a 27 per cent decrease in other CC,” Sgt. Hillier said. “There was a two per cent increase in Break and Enters, a nine per cent decrease in theft of MV and a 19 per cent decrease in theft under $5000.”

In November Sgt. Hillier says there was an overall five percent increase provincially versus 2019.

“There was a 12 per cent decrease in persons crimes,  a 25 per cent decrease in other criminal code offences, and a 19 per cent increase in property crime.” Sgt. Hillier said. “There was a four per cent decrease in Break and Enters, and a five per cent increase in Theft of MV and a seven per cent decrease in thefts under $5000.”

Municipal rates decreased by five per cent over this time last year, Sgt. Hillier added.

“There was a 15 per cent decrease in persons crimes, seven per cent increase in property crime,  and a 26 per cent decrease in other CC,” Sg.t Hillier explained. “There was a one per cent decrease in Break and Enters, and a five per cent decrease in theft of MV and a 17 per cent decrease in theft under $5000.”

Lastly in December of 2020, provincially there was a slight overall 0ne per cent increase in crime versus 2019.

This included a 14 per cent decrease in persons crimes,  a 25 per cent decrease in other criminal code offences, a 14 per cent increase in property crime,  and a five per cent decrease in Break and Enters, Sgt. Hillier says. There was a two per cent increase in Theft of MV and a 14 per cent decrease in thefts under $5000.

The municipal crime rate saw a six per cent decrease over this time last year, this includes a 11 per cent decrease in persons crimes, a five per cent increase in property crime, a 29 per cent decrease in other CC.

“There was a one per cent increase in Break and Enters,” Sgt. Hillier said. “There was a 11 per cent decrease in theft of MV and a 16 per cent decrease in theft under $5000.”

 

 

About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner!