Overall crime rate drops in Regina over past year
Regina Police Chief Troy Hagen speaks to reporters in this undated file photo.
Published Wednesday, December 19, 2012 11:31AM CST
Regina’s population has grown over the past year, but the overall crime rate has dropped.
The latest statistics show a combined decrease of more than 10 per cent in crimes against people and property last month compared to a year earlier.
There have also been double-digit decreases in robberies and thefts in the city. However, the number of attempted murders was up 40 per cent from November 2011.
The figures were released during a monthly Board of Police Commissioners meeting Wednesday.
Regina Police Chief Troy Hagen also addressed the fact that several of his officers were accused of assault this year, with the latest charge being laid yesterday.
He said the alleged incidents were isolated and that they are not part of a broader pattern.