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Crime reduction paying off as Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP calls down

Calls for police service were down in the North Okanagan in 2013.

And that’s a good thing.

The Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP detachment received 27,655 calls for service in 2013, which is anything that police are asked to attend, including things like lost wallets, stolen bikes and noise complaints.

That compares to 28,100 calls in 2012, a difference of 445 or slightly more than one call per day.

“The numbers are going in the right direction,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

Molendyk said crime reduction initiatives implemented at the local detachments are paying off, resulting in less calls for police service.

“Things like thefts, thefts from vehicles and break-and-enters, committed by individuals looking to support their habits, we know they’re going down because of our initiatives,” he said.

The numbers do not include the statistics from the North Okanagan Traffic Services or Integrated Road Safety Unit, whose files include only major vehicle crashes on major highways. They do not attend minor accidents, unless asked.

 

 

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