As a follow-up to today’s Board of Police Commissioners' meeting, HRM Partners in Policing are releasing the 2013 first quarter crime statistics. Overall, crime is down over 13 per cent when comparing the first quarter of 2013 to the same period in 2012.
Violent crime is down over six per cent, including decreases in homicides, attempt homicide, robberies and assaults. Property crime is also down over 12 per cent with decreases in break and enters and thefts.
HRM Partners in Policing are continuing to stay the course with our crime reduction strategy to address any violent crime. We will continue to focus on identifying areas with higher rates of crime (hot spots), deploying our Quick Response, Street Crime Units and Guns and Gangs Team by targeting the criminal element and monitoring those who are on court imposed conditions. Officer will continue to be in close contact with the community in order to address crime as well as quality-of-life issues.