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Summary Tables

Year over Year Quarterly Comparison
Crime Type2015
Q2 Total
2016
Q2 Total

+/-

Difference

% Change YOY Q2
Crimes Against Persons6256-6-10%
Property Crime285219-66-23%
Criminal Code - Other12884-44-34%
Controlled Drugs *1510-5-33%
Police Attended Collisions5552-3-5%
Impaired Drivers2611-15-58%
Traffic Infractions1815253471940%

*Controlled Drugs total include drug related investigations and seizures

2016 Quarterly Comparison
Crime Type2016
Q1 Total
2016
Q2 Total
+/-
Difference
% Change Q1- Q2
Crimes Against Persons555612%
Property Crime283219-64-23%
Criminal Code - Other10784-23-21%
Controlled Drugs *710343%
Police Attended Collisions6052-8-13
Impaired Drivers1011110%
Traffic Infractions27922534-258-9%

Year over Year - Yield to Date Comparison
Crime Type2015
YTD
2016
YTD
+/-
Difference
% Change YTD
Crimes Against Persons11594-21-18
Property Crime570433-137-24
Criminal Code - Other235148-87-37
Controlled Drugs *2221-1-5
Police Attended Collisions10711144
Impaired Drivers4422-22-50
Traffic Infractions36945329163544%

Table 2 depicts the five year trends in Pitt Meadows throughout the three major crime categories. Property crime and Persons crime are the lowest rates they have been year to date since prior to 2013. The Other CC category is the lowest it’s been since prior to 2011.

Table 2 depicts the five year trends in Pitt Meadows throughout the three major crime categories. Property crime and Persons crime are the lowest rates they have been year to date since prior to 2013. The Other CC category is the lowest it’s been since prior to 2011.

Table 3 demonstrates the comparison between the two quarters to date in 2016. All categories except for CDSA are seeing slight increases from 2016 Q1 to 2016 Q2.

Table 3 demonstrates the comparison between the two quarters to date in 2016. All categories except for CDSA are seeing slight increases from 2016 Q1 to 2016 Q2.

Table 4 displays the distribution of Criminal Code Offences within the second quarter of 2016. Property crime represents 61% of the total Criminal Code offences.

Table 4 displays the distribution of Criminal Code Offences within the second quarter of 2016. Property crime represents 61% of the total Criminal Code offences.

Detailed Statistical Crime Summaries by Category

The overall cumulative distribution of Criminal Code offences (which include Crimes Against Persons, Property Crime and Other Criminal Code Offences) experienced a 27% decrease in the second quarter of 2016 as compared to the same period in 2015.

Crime Against Persons
Crime Against Persons represented 12% of total Criminal Code offences in 2016 Q2. Year to date, cumulative Crimes Against Persons are trending down 18% as compared to the same period in 2015. When comparing 2015 and 2016 year to date, the Assault (+3) category and Uttering Threats (+1) are seeing minor increases. Across the Lower Mainland, Crime Against Persons have been increasing due to numerous factors, including population increases.

Property Crime
Property Crime represented 61% of total Criminal Code offences in 2016 Q2. Year to date, Property Crime is trending down 24% as compared to 2015 Q2. All offences within this category experienced decreases with the exception of B&E Other (+1) and Fraud (+3). In 2016 Q2, two individuals are being charged with fraud-related offences occurring in Pitt Meadows. The B&E Other category had 6 files in 2016 Q2, 5 involving outbuildings/sheds/detached garages and 1 involving a vacant property. Ridge Meadows RCMP has released reminders on social media (Facebook and Twitter) to lock outbuildings/sheds/garages and ensure that belongings are secured.

Other Criminal Code Offence
Other Criminal Code offences, including weapons related calls, obstruction, breach, bail violations and cause disturbance, represented 23% of total Criminal Code offences in 2016 Q2, trending down 37% year to date from 2015. Year to date, 2016 has seen an increase of %100 (+2) in weapons related files. The Ridge Meadows RCMP have engaged in a Safe Cities project that involves assisting members of the public dispose of unwanted firearms to prevent them falling into the wrong hands.

Controlled Substances Drug related offences decreased 5% year to date from 2015. The Ridge Meadows RCMP has
recommended charges for 9 individuals in Pitt Meadows from the beginning of 2016 for drug related offences.

Traffic

There were a total of 52 collisions in 2016 Q2 resulting in a 5% decrease over the same period in 2015. This includes 0 fatal collisions, 8 non-fatal injury collisions and 44 damage collisions. Comparing Q1 2016 and Q2 2016, collisions have decreased 13%.
In 2016 Q2 police officers removed 11 impaired drivers off the streets of Pitt Meadows. In addition, 2534 traffic infractions were issued throughout Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge. A total of 5329 traffic infractions have been issued since the beginning of 2016.

Calls for Service

Year to date, members have responded to the following top ten public reports to police. These categories are generalized by dispatch and are broad in nature.

Top 10 Public Reports to Police
RankType of
Service Call
Number
of Calls
1Traffic - Other Moving235
2Cause Disturbance127
3False Alarms121
4Unspecified Assistance117
5Theft from Vehicle113
6Suspicious Occurrence73
7Mischief71
8Theft Other Under $5k66
9Breach of Peace63
10Property - Lost55


Data Qualifiers

The summarized offence statistical data in the following report is derived from the RCMP PRIME - BC Provincial Occurrence Code Table (UCR) and differs from data provided up to June 6, 2006, in the Operational Statistics Reporting System (OSR) within the Police Information Retrieval System (PIRS). As a result, scoring rules and occurrence codes have been modified and will not accurately reflect changes when comparing UCR and OSR data.

The summarized data included in this report represent actual offences only (i.e.: those incidents which upon preliminary investigation have been deemed to have occurred or been attempted) Incidents of crime that were reported but could not be substantiated when followed up by the police are considered to be unfounded and are subtracted from the number of reported offences to produce the number of actual offences. This data also does not indicate or infer the number of
charges laid, prosecutions conducted, informations sworn, or convictions obtained.


Data contained in this report is also based on accumulated-to-date information. The data presented here may vary from previously produced reports and numbers may continue to change due to the dynamic nature of offences being reported and cleared.


The crime data contained within this report (i.e.: number of offences) utilizes the UCR Survey to collect aggregate data on the incidence of crime. The UCR Survey uses the most serious incident rule when compiling police-reported crime data. The MSO rule stipulates that where a single criminal incident contains a number of violations of the law, then only the most
serious one is recorded for UCR purposes. As a result, the total number of UCR offences does not represent the total of all crime reported by police (i.e.: the UCR Survey tends to underestimate the true incidence of relatively less serious crimes).


For the purposes of this report, offences have been divided into 5 major categories that include Crimes Against Persons Offences Against Property and Other Criminal Code offences. Offences under the Controlled Drugs & Substances Act have been included but not other federal statutes such as the Customs Act or the Canada Shipping Act. The statistical summary also includes Traffic collisions and impaired investigations but does not include municipal traffic infractions or other by-law
infractions.

  • Crimes Against Persons - include attempt murder, assault, sex offence, robbery and abduction.
  • Offences Against Property - include commercial, residential and other break & enter, possession of stolenproperty, mischief, theft of vehicle, theft from vehicle, theft, arson and fraud.
  • Other Criminal Code Offences - include prostitution, weapons, trespassing, disturbing the peace, obstruction,breach, indecent acts, bail violation, escape custody, counterfeiting currency and cause disturbance.
  • Traffic - consists of impaired drivers, IRP’s, roadside suspensions, fatal and damage collisions
  • Controlled Drugs/Substances - consist of drug offences involving trafficking, possession and production.