Crime rate down in first month, but MVCs up 14 per cent
including two fatals
Posted March 6,
There were 77 reported violent, property, and drug crimes in
the first month of 2018, down from 116, a 33 per cent drop over the
same period last year according to the Nottawasaga OPP's monthly
summary to the Police Services Board.
Violent crimes were down 24 per cent led by a decline in
assault reports from 20 to 12. But sexual assault reports climbed from
two to three, over the same time last year.
There were 51 property crime incidents, down 30 per cent. One
break and enter, a drop from six. Fraud reports were up 33 per cent,
from 12 to 16.
Drug related offences declined 71 per cent including an 82 per
cent drop in possession charges or two, versus 11 in January 2017.
The number of "unfounded" allegations were nine, a 50 per cent
There were 99 motor vehicle collisions on Nottawasaga OPP
patrolled roads in January, up from 87 an increase of 14 per cent, over
last year. While the number of personal injury crashes were down from
15 to nine, two were fatal collisions.