RCMP release 2018 crime statistics

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Three Hills RCMP covers a detachment area of 2,383 km2. There are six members, in total, including Sgt. Gabriel Graham.

A look at crime statistics, comparing 2017 to 2018, sees a reduction in drug related cases, down from 10 to seven.

Liquor Act offences were down to four from nine.

Common Police activities include things like false alarms - 124 from 193, suspicious person / vehicle / property - 125 from 129, persons reported missing - seven from two and spousal abuse - 74 from 32.

In 2018 there were no homicides or robberies. There were, however, 64 break and enters. That’s down from 105 in 2017. There were 52 reported motor vehicle thefts, 51 in 2017. Thefts over $5,000 totaled 11 and under $5,000 came in at 108, down from 2017’s 129.

There were almost 100 fewer criminal code offences in 2018 compared to 2017. Those numbers were 559 in 2018 compared to 652 in 2017.