Surrey RCMP provides context to first quarter 2014 crime statistics

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Surrey: The Surrey RCMP has released its crime statistics report for the first quarter of 2014.Chief Superintendent Bill Fordy, Officer in Charge of Surrey Detachment said,”

It is important to note that crime statistics are fluid. While the crime statistics that you see today have created some dialogue, I want to ensure the public is aware that, over the course of our investigations, some of these numbers will change, as they did in 2013. These crime statistics inform our daily deployment of resources across the city and I am confident in the steps we are taking to enhance the safety of our community.”

  Q1 2014

(as of Spring 2014)

Q1 2013

(as of Spring 2014)

Q1 2013

(as of Spring 2013)

Violent Crime 1370 1346 1519
Sexual Assaults 57 53 64
Assaults 718 704 783
       

 

 

 

 

– In the 1st quarter of 2013, there were 1519 reported violent crimes.  In the 1st quarter of 2014, there were 1370 violent crimes.  In other words, there were 10% fewer investigations undertaken by the police in 2014. Over the course of the past 12 months, 173 of the reported violent crimes from the first quarter in 2013 were either reclassified or found to be unsubstantiated.
–  In the 1st quarter of 2013, there were 64 sexual assaults reported.  In the 1st quarter of 2014, there were 57 sexual assaults.  In other words, there were 12% fewer investigations undertaken by the police in 2014. Over the course of the past 12 months, 11 of the reported sexual assaults from the first quarter in 2013 were either reclassified or found to be unsubstantiated.
–  In the 1st quarter of 2013, there were 783 assaults reported.  In the 1st quarter of 2014, there were 718 assaults reported.   In other words, there were 9% fewer investigations undertaken by the police in 2014. Over the course of the past 12 months, 79 of the reported assaults from the first quarter in 2013 were either reclassified or found to be unsubstantiated.