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RCMP Calls For Service Vary Across Manitoba


Sunday, December 11, 2022 - The Manitoba RCMP have released details on the calls for service across Manitoba year over year.


Calls for Service - October 2021 to October 2022:


East District: -3% (6,952 to 6,727)


West District: +4% (4,656 to 4,849)


North District: -4% (6,059 to 5,825)


Overall, the Districts' occurrence counts (combined) decreased by 2% (from 17,667 to 17,401), with the North District experiencing the largest decrease of -4% and the West District having the largest increase of +4%.


All Districts reported decreases in Crimes against Person, while East District had decreases in all categories and remained the same in the Drug Enforcement category.


For a listing of the communities served by each District, please visit: https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/mb/stats/districts-eng.htm.


Manitoba East District


During October 2022, Manitoba East District reported decreases in all categories and no change occurring in Drug Enforcement, over the same period in 2021. The following increases and decreases are being highlighted:


Common Police Activities


Overall the category had a very minimal decrease of 1% (864 to 855), with Breach of Peace down 18% (194 to 159), while Assistance to General Public was up 18% (125 to 147) and Wellbeing Checks were up 20% (114 to 137).


Crimes Against Person


The category overall decreased by 4% (481 to 464), with Robbery /Extortion /Harassment /Threats decreasing 26% (156 to 115), while Assaults increased 10% (280 to 307).


Crimes Against Property


This category decreased overall by 4% (971 to 937), with the largest decrease occurring in Arsons which were down 50% (16 to 8). The largest increases were in Frauds, up 13% (68 to 77), and Break and Enters up 9% (111 to 121).


Drug Enforcement


There was no change overall in Drug Enforcement (31 to 31), but specifically Trafficking was down 14% (22 to 19) while Possession was up 50% (6 to 9).


Manitoba West District


During October 2022, Manitoba West District reported multiple increases within Crimes against Property, and minimal changes in the other occurrence groups, over the same period in 2021. The following increases and decreases are being highlighted:


Common Police Activities


Overall, the category had a minimal increase of 2% (654 to 665). Assistance to General Public and Wellbeing Checks were both up 45% (64 to 93), and (88 to 128), respectively. Persons Reported Missing were down 18% (82 to 67), and Breach of Peace occurrences were down 14% (147 to 126).


Crimes against Person


Crimes against Person decreased 2% overall (372 to 363), with the largest decrease in Forcible Confinement down 63% (8 to 3) while Assaults were down 10% (224 to 202). Robbery /Extortion/ Harassment /Threats were up 18% (97 to 114).


Crimes against Property


There was a 17% increase overall in this category (687 to 803 occurrences), with increases in Theft under $5000, up 41% (150 to 212), Theft over $5000, up 32% (60 to 79) and Mischief, up 19% (280 to 334). Arsons were down 82% (11 to 2) and Frauds were down 27% (60 to 44).


Drug Enforcement


The category had an 11% decrease overall (44 to 39), specifically, Trafficking was down 27% (26 to 19). Possession was up 20% (10 to 12) and Drug Enforcement Other was up 14% (7 to 8).


Manitoba North District


The following increases and decreases are being highlighted for Manitoba North District for October 2022 as compared to October 2021:


Common Police Activities


There was an 18% decrease overall in this category (933 to 765 occurrences) with specific decreases noted in Persons reported Missing down 48% (239 to 124) and Suspicious Person/Vehicle/Property down 29% (78 to 55).


Crimes Against Person


Overall this occurrence group decreased 10% (966 to 874) with notable decreases in Sexual Offences down 18% (62 to 51) and Assaults down 13% (754 to 657).


Crimes Against Property


Overall, Crimes against Property increased by 9% (1229 to 1339) but Arsons increased by 88% (8 to 15), and Break and Enters increased 44% (61 to 88), while Frauds were down 43% (21 to 12).


Drug Enforcement


The Drug Enforcement group increased overall by 7% (45 to 48 occurrences) with Trafficking up 16% (32 to 37) and Possession also up, 13% (8 to 9).


The complete statistics can be found here: https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/mb/stats/index-eng.htm.


Any questions on the statistics can be directed to the Manitoba RCMP Media Relations Unit.

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