February 11, 2013, Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) . . . HRM Partners in Policing are releasing the 2012 fourth quarter and year end crime statistics. Overall crime is down 9.2 per cent when comparing 2012 to 2011.
Overall, violent crime is down 14 per cent. Police are seeing that the level of homicides is also down with a decrease of seven (37 per cent) over the same period last year. Attempted homicides are also down (24 versus 32 last year, down 25 per cent) and the robbery rate is down by 21 per cent. Property crimes have fallen by 7.8 per cent, with decreases in break and enter (20 per cent), frauds (3 per cent) and stolen motor vehicles (12.8 per cent). Thefts over $5,000 are on the rise with an increase of 13 per cent.
HRM Partners in Policing remain committed to our crime reduction strategy and continue to develop various strategies to address violent crime and property crime in our community.