Yesterday the Surrey RCMP released an interesting report titled, ‘Surrey 10 Year Crime Profile’ and went on to let us know from their perspective ‘violent crime (is at it’s) lowest in 10 years’.
They went on to highlite the following:
- Overall crime (by volume) has been trending downward since 2014. Similarly, the overall crime rate has been trending down over the last decade, despite the increase experienced in 2014. In 2018, for the fourth consecutive year, crime overall (by both volume and rate) decreased from the year previous.
- The total number of Criminal Code offences in 2018 was below the 10-year average (6% lower). In fact, it is the lowest it has been in the last 10 years.
- The crime rate decreased 6% from the year previous, and 25% from 2014. The crime rate in 2018 was lower than the 10-year average (16% lower), and the lowest it has been in the last 10 years. It has decreased each year in the last decade (from the year previous), with the exception of the spike in 2014.
Found it a little strange that this release has come out as we step closer and closer to a municipal force in Surrey.
On the same day this is emailed to me I also receive an email from a gentleman who is hell bent on making sure the RCMP is going nowhere in Surrey. In his release his headline reads: KEEP THE RCMP IN SURREY CAMPAIGN WANTS VOTERS TO KNOW WHERE ALL FEDERAL ELECTION CANDIDATES STAND ON KEEPING THE RCMP IN SURREY AS SURREY’S MUNICIPAL POLICE FORCE
He/They believe feel that we now have no option but to make Public Safety and the Provision of future Police services to the citizens of Surrey a major issue in the upcoming 2019 Canada Federal Election, as well as in any and all future Provincial and Municipal elections within our Community.
Two releases. Same Day.