CBRM Crime Rate Down: Police Chief
The Regional Municipality’s crime rate went down last year.
Chief Peter MacIsaac went over the municipality’s 2016 crime stats at today’s meeting of the Board of Police Commissioners at City Hall in Sydney.
MacIsaac says the overall crime rate went down by 14 and a half percent last year, and he adds the figure has gone down by more than 30% over the past five years.
Violent crime was down by 17% last year.
MacIsaac says last year’s numbers are a result of hard work by members of the force.
Earlier today, the Commissioners got a presentation on Harm Reduction from the provincial Health Authority.
Laura Chapman, who’s with health promotion and prevention, says one means of harm reduction locally is eight sharps kiosks to take used needles.
She adds hundreds of thousands of pieces of drug-using equipment have been collected from the kiosks.