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Crime statistics released for third quarter

February 23, 2016 11:00 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Red Deer RCMP continue to exceed the targets set out in the Annual Policing Plan (APP), disrupting criminal organizations, increasing charges against impaired drivers and educating the public about fraud. The third quarter of the APP ran from October 1 to December 31, 2015.

Red Deer RCMP present the APP progress report in conjunction with crime statistics for the third quarter and a year-end summary. “The APP objectives were developed in consultation with Red Deer City Council and The City of Red Deer, and we can report that we’ve met or far exceeded all of those targets,” says Superintendent Scott Tod of the Red Deer RCMP. “That includes reducing the impact of organized crime, monitoring high risk domestic violence offenders and prolific property offenders, supporting youth, educating the public about fraud, and creating safer roads.”

The RCMP report contains crime statistics from January 1 to December 31, 2015, comparing the five year trend from 2011-2015. Crimes against persons have continued to decrease slightly each year since 2012 and the numbers for 2015 are the lowest Red Deer has seen in five years; property crimes have risen slightly. RCMP are also pleased to see that the number of reported fraud victims has decreased slightly this quarter, despite the continued proliferation of new and recurring scams.

“Issues such as organized crime and persons crime are top of mind for Red Deerians, so we’re pleased to see the targets being met and exceeded in these areas,” says Mayor Tara Veer. “The City of Red Deer is committed to proactive policing through identifying areas of concern and supporting our police officers and other community safety initiatives to target them.”

By the end of the third quarter, RCMP had more than doubled their original target with regard to organized crime after successfully disrupting nine criminal networks. Police have also increased impaired driving charges in the city by 21%, well above the original 5% target.

Red Deer crime statistics are released on a quarterly basis. For more detailed information, please see the 2015 third quarter APP update (pdf) , the 2015 third quarter crime statistics (pdf) , and the year to date five - year crime statistic (pdf) .

For more information, please contact:

Craig Curtis
City Manager
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8156

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

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