As a follow-up to Monday’s Board of Police Commissioners' meeting, HRM Partners in Policing are releasing the 2013 second quarter crime statistics. Overall, crime is down 13 per cent when comparing the second quarter of 2013 to the same period in 2012.
Violent crime is down six per cent, including decreases in homicides and robberies while attempted murders and assaults have shown an increase. Property crime is also down almost 13 per cent, with a decrease of almost 25 per cent in break and enter and an increase of 10 per cent in frauds.
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 Unit, Street Crime Unit and Guns and Gangs Team by targeting the criminal element and monitoring those who are on court imposed conditions. Officers will continue to work closely with the community to address crime as well as quality-of-life issues.