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Summary Tables

Year over Year Quarterly Comparison
Crime Type 2015
Q3 Total
2016
Q3 Total

+/-

Difference

% Change YOY Q3
Crimes Against Persons 46 43 -3 -7%
Property Crime 183 199 16 9%
Criminal Code - Other 89 69 -20 -22%
Controlled Drugs * 8 10 2 -25%
Police Attended Collisions 49 62 13 27%
Impaired Drivers 24 9 -15 -63%
Traffic Infractions 2803 2971 168 6%

*Controlled Drugs total include drug related investigations and seizures

2016 Quarterly Comparison
Crime Type 2016
Q2 Total
2016
Q3 Total
+/-
Difference
% Change Q2- Q3
Crimes Against Persons 56 43 -13 -23%
Property Crime 219 199 -20 -9%
Criminal Code - Other 84 69 -15 -18%
Controlled Drugs * 10 10 0 0%
Police Attended Collisions 52 62 10 19%
Impaired Drivers 7 9 2 29%
Traffic Infractions 2472 2971 499 20%

Year over Year - Yield to Date Comparison
Crime Type 2015
YTD
2016
YTD
+/-
Difference
% Change YTD
Crimes Against Persons 162 137 -25 -15%
Property Crime 764 632 -132 -17%
Criminal Code - Other 324 217 -107 -33%
Controlled Drugs * 30 31 1 3%
Police Attended Collisions 156 193 37 24%
Impaired Drivers 68 32 -36 -53%
Traffic Infractions 6497 8331 1834 28%

Table 2 Pitt Meadows 5 Year Trending

Table 2 depicts the five year trends (year to date) in Pitt Meadows throughout the three major crime categories. Property crime and Other CC category rates are the lowest they have been year to date since prior to 2011. Persons crime is trending slightly down from this time last

Table 3: Pitt Meadows 2016 Quarterly Data

Table 3 demonstrates the comparison between the three quarters to date in 2016. All categories except for CDSA are seeing decreases from 2016 Q2 to 2016 Q3.

Table 4: Pitt Meadows Distribution of Total Criminal Code Offences 2016 Q3

Table 4 displays the distribution of Criminal Code Offences within the third quarter of 2016. Property crime represents 62% of the total Criminal Code offences.

Detailed Statistical Crime Summaries by Category

Crime Against Persons
Crime Against Persons represented 12% of total Criminal Code offences in 2016 Q3. Year to date, cumulative Crimes Against Persons are trending down 15% as compared to the same period in 2015. When comparing 2015 and 2016 year to date, the Harassing/Obscene Phone Calls (+1) category and Uttering Threats (+4) are seeing minor increases. Across the Lower Mainland, Crime Against Persons have been trending upwards due to numerous factors, including population increases.


Property Crime
Property Crime represented 62% of total Criminal Code offences in 2016 Q3. Year to date, Property Crime is trending down 17% as compared to 2015. All offences within this category experienced decreases with the exception of B&E Other (+1) and Fraud (+13). The Residential B&E category is sitting at the same number in Q3 as it was in Q2 (9). The most frequent target in this category during Q3 was attached garages that were left unsecured with bicycles and tools being the most frequently stolen items. Ridge Meadows RCMP also recently implemented Project 529 (529 Garage) in an effort to combat bike theft. There were 5 sessions held in both Maple Ridge (3) and Pitt Meadows (2) where citizens could attend, with their bicycle(s). Volunteers then registered the bikes with the online program, and the bike was photographed, including a photo with the bike's owner. A 529 Garage sticker was then placed on the registered bike, also photographed, and all photos are accessible through the online program. Should the bike be stolen, the owner reports the theft to police and to the 529 Garage. Police can now get full details, including the serial# and photos of the bike, which makes the return of the bike easier for police.


Other Criminal Code Offence
Other Criminal Code offences represented 22% of total Criminal Code offences in 2016 Q3, trending down 33% year to date from 2015. Year to date, 2016 has seen an increase of 150% (+6) 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. During the month of October, the province of B.C. is organizing a Firearms Amnesty. During this period, members of the public can relinquish firearms to a police agency with immunity from prosecution.


Controlled Substances Drug related offences decreased 3% year to date from 2015. The Ridge Meadows RCMP has recommended charges for 10 individuals in Pitt Meadows from the beginning of 2016 for drug related offences.

Traffic
There were a total of 62 collisions in 2016 Q3 resulting in a 27% increase over the same period in 2015. This includes 0 fatal collisions, 17 non-fatal injury collisions and 45 damage collisions. Comparing Q2 2016 and Q3 2016, collisions have increased 19%. Contributing factors for this increase may be seasonal/weather related with more people on the roads and travelling during the summer months.
In 2016 Q3 police officers removed 9 impaired drivers off the streets of Pitt Meadows. In addition, 2971 traffic infractions were issued throughout Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge. Speed related infractions have increased 73% when comparing year to date in 2015 with year to date in 2016. The increase can be partially attributed to the Traffic Sections’ focus on targeting speeder and excessive speeders in both communities. A total of 8331 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
Rank Type of
Service Call
Number
of Calls
1 Traffic - Other Moving 364
2 Theft 299
3 Impaired Driving 180
4 Property - Lost & Found 161
5 Assist Police/Fire/EHS 160
6 Suspicious Circumstances 159
7 Disturbance 152
8 Domestic Disputes 152
9 Alarm 147
10 Suspicious Person 119


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 stolen property, 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.