September policing report shows how Kitimat faring compared to 2011

Statistics show how crime was in September this year in Kitimat.

In lieu of an actual presentation from an RCMP representative, which has been typical, the September monthly policing report from the Kitimat detachment was presented to council through their information package in their meeting agenda.

In the month which saw the shooting of a home on Finch Street, there were four reported cases of assault with a weapon or assault causing bodily harm, topping the entire year to 18 so far.

There were no sexual or aggravated assaults in September, but there were 15 common assaults.

September also saw the first two reported robberies for the year.

There were 17 animal calls that month, 15 of those being for bears.

Five homes were reportedly broken into, and there was one theft over $5,000.

Drug offenses were fairly low. There were two cases of possession of marijuana, one of trafficking cocaine, and two cases of impaired driving.

Fourteen driving tickets were handed out and 42 people received warnings.

For their comparisons from 2011, they are so far up three cases of sexual assault, from seven last year. Assaults with weapons or assaults causing bodily harm saw just 13 last year, so Kitimat is up five cases.

There were more common assaults in 2011 at 91 than there have been so far in 2012. There were also four robberies in 2011, so we’re at half that so far.

Crime against business is way down this year. Only one case of a break and enter for a business against 2011’s 20 cases.

However we are exactly on par for residential break and enter cases (22).

The Kitimat detachment held 38 prisoners in September, adding up 367 guarding hours for the municipality, with the province picking up another 184 hours from the tab.

Kitimat Staff Sergeant Steve Corp has previously told the Sentinel that, as with most serious crimes handled by the RCMP, there will likely not be much reported on regarding the incident on Finch Street as investigators continue their work.

 

 

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