Some Crime Climbing in P.G.
Prince George, B.C. – In a report to be presented to Prince George City Council this evening, the Prince George RCMP are noting increases in some areas of crime.
Specifically, in the first fours months of 2017, compared to the same period a year ago, there has been a 35% increase in Break and Enters.
From January to end of April this year there were 261 B &E’s compared to 193 in the same period a year ago.
The following table shows areas where there have been increases:
For both 2016 and 2017, the period is January 1st to April 30th.
|Type of Crime||2016||2017||Change|
|Aggravated Assault/Assault with Weapon
In the report to Council, it is also noted there have been some reductions. Robberies during the first four months of the year are down 19%, sitting at 19 in the first four months of this year, compared to 29 in the same four months a year ago.
There has also been a significant reduction in vehicle theft. From January to the end of April there had been 57 vehicle thefts, a 38% reduction from the 92 vehicle thefts recorded in the same period in 2016.