As a follow-up to today’s Board of Police Commissioners' meeting, Halifax Regional Police and Halifax District RCMP are releasing the 2014 second quarter crime statistics. Overall, crime is slightly down when comparing the second quarter of 2014 to the same period in 2013.
Violent crime is down by 10 per cent, including marked decreases in attempted murders and robberies. Property crime is slightly up, but there is a decrease of more than 11 per cent in break and enters and a decrease of 20 per cent in theft of motor vehicles.
Partners in Policing continue to stay the course with our crime reduction strategy to address any violent crime. We’ll 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 Unit 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.