Penticton RCMP release first quarter update

PENTICTON — Penticton RCMP will discuss their first quarter report with council at next week’s meeting.

The report, included in this week’s agenda, compares the first quarter of 2013 to the first quarter of 2014.

According to the report, RCMP responded to 16 per cent fewer Criminal Code files in 2014 than 2013. The decline is a result of high-volume crimes, such as “theft, disturbances and mischief/property damage, which have all declined by between 27 and 32 per cent from the first quarter 2013.

There are, however, crimes that have increased, including armed robbery, homicides, and theft from vehicles.

Superintendent Kevin Hewco will present the report to council on Tuesday, April 22 in council chambers.

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