Overall crime down again in Cornwall in 2015, says police chief

Overall crime down again in Cornwall in 2015, says police chief
Pictured from left during a Cornwall Police Services Board meeting at city hall on Wednesday

CORNWALL, Ont. – Crime is down overall in the Seaway City.

That’s according to Cornwall Community Police Service Chief Dan Parkinson, who presented year-end statistics for 2015 to the Cornwall Police Services Board at city hall Wednesday (April 6).

“The numbers reflect an ongoing trend going downwards in the total amount of crime happening in this city,” Parkinson told Seaway News in an interview.

According to the report, drug violations were down 26.73 per cent (27 incidents) in 2015 compared to the same time period in 2014, while violent crimes were down 5.8 per cent (48 incidents), and the offence type category ‘other crimes’ dropped 3.6 per cent (28 incidents).

He said the lower crime rate is the result of a number of factors.

“This is a result of the application of our business plan and crime reduction strategies. It comes as no surprise to us if we do the right things to address crime and community safety we’ll have positive results – and our statistics show that,” said Parkinson.

However, he noted one area that has gone up is property crimes, increasing 5.5 per cent (80 incidents).

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