Cranbrook RCMP have released their third quarter crime stats for 2018.
Sergeant Chris Dodds presented the numbers at last week’s city council meeting.
Motor vehicles seemed to be the most altered.
Overall motor vehicle accidents were down by 16%, while impaired driving offences jumped 62%
Dodds says the rise in percentage is not due to increased crime, but to increased enforcement.
“We have the pilot project where we have a municipal traffic person,” Dodds says. “We have more presence on the streets doing more traffic enforcement then we had in recent years. With enhanced enforcement on drug related drive, we are increasing our efforts to detect that as well on the streets.”
The category with the highest climb was fraud, which jumped 92%.
This was likely due to Canada Revenue Agency scams.
– Sgt. Chris Dodds, Cranbrook RCMP