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  • Winnipeg Tribune

2022 Crime Report Released

The Winnipeg Police Service has released its annual Statistical Report for 2022. Crime rates, which had dropped during the pandemic have risen sharply in 2022. The following are some of the highlights from the report:

Calls to our Communications Centre increased by 6% over 2021 and the five-year average (13.6%), with nearly 2000 calls being received daily on average.

  • Total crime increased over 2021 (+25.6%) and the five-year average (+17.0%), returning to the upward trend observed pre-pandemic.

  • Violent crime severity reached its highest level since 2009, including a record number of Homicides (53). Crimes committed with a knife increased by 12% over 2021, and the use of bear spray in violent crimes has doubled since 2019. Offenders on bail accounted for 1 in 5 cleared violent crimes.

  • Property crime increased over 2021 (32%), and the five-year average (20.3%) returned to its pre-pandemic upward trend. The recent historic low influenced the significant year-over-year percent change in 2021.

  • Youth crime increased over 2021 (+43.4%) but fell below the five-year average (-13.7%). Youth crime in Winnipeg had been declining steadily for many years, reaching a recent historic low in 2021.

  • The total number of dispatched events remained relatively unchanged from 2021; however, emergency dispatched events increased over 2021 (11.9%) and the five-year average (17.9%).


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