Prince George Drops in Crime Severity Ranking
Prince George, B.C.- There is good news when it comes to the crime severity index as it pertains to Prince George.
According to the report by Statistics Canada, Prince George has slipped once again in the overall rank of crime severity among 303 policed communities that have a population of 10 thousand or more.
Prince George now has a ranking of 22 for overall crime severity, down from the 18th place rank given last year at this time. It has also dropped in terms of violent crime ranking, which is now 23, down from 12 a year ago.
Here is how communities in the ‘250’ rank this year with last year’s ranking in brackets:
|Community||Violent Crime Rank (last year)||Overall Crime Severity Rank (last year)|
|Prince George||23 (12)||22 (18)|
|Quesnel||9 (4)||9 (6)|
|Williams Lake||1 (3)||2 (4)|
|Terrace||17 (8)||19 (10)|
|Prince Rupert||7 (11)||12 (13)|
|Ft. St. John||19 (na)||17 (na)|
|Dawson Creek||28 (9)||20 (16)|
A community’s overall ranking is based on analysis of non-violent and violent crime.
Prince George RCMP media Liaison Corporal Craig Douglass says the local detachment’s programs are working “We continue with targeting prolific offenders, and working with our community partners” as he says crime is a community issue and not just a policing problem.
Cpl. Douglass says the situation is Prince George is always changing as the community is the hub for the region which means it attracts those who want to engage in criminal activity.