Crime Statistics

Year
2019
Category
Selected Issues
NCLGA Ref#
R12
UBCM Ref#
B89

Status

NCLGA Executive Recommendation: No Recommendation | Endorsed by the NCLGA and UBCM Memberships

Details

Whereas the collection of crime statistics for many municipalities does not take into consideration the population it services outside its boundaries, resulting in artificially inflated crime statistics;

And whereas by more accurately applying crime statistics to the population across a regional boundary, many municipalities’ crime ranking would be significantly lower and more accurate:

Therefore be it resolved that the NCLGA and UBCM request the Province to direct the RCMP to amend its reporting statistics to accurately reflect crime statistics based on the regional service area the RCMP responds to, and that the recommendation be sent to Statistics Canada.

Responses

The Resolutions Committee advises that the UBCM membership has not previously considered a resolution asking the Province to direct the RCMP to amend its reporting of crime statistics, to consider the entire regional service area under RCMP jurisdiction.

North Central Local Government Association