Police Service releases 2018 Annual Report
Your Orangeville Police Service has released their Annual Report for 2018.
On Tuesday, July 23, 2019, the 2018 Annual Report was presented to members of the Orangeville Police Services Board at their monthly meeting. The report was approved by the Orangeville Police Services Board at a special meeting on July 30th.
The Annual Report is a statistical review of the police service that highlights the most common offences in a variety of criminal and non-criminal categories.
The report indicated that there was a 1% increase in the number of occurrences in 2018 with 21,220 calls. In 2017, the police service had 20,990 occurrences.
The report featured a review of the past five years in the Uniform Crime Reporting categories. Reductions were shown in the categories of Crimes of Violence (down 11% from 2017), Property Crimes (down 5% from 2017) and Illegal Drug Offences were virtually unchanged from 2017.
On the Provincial Offences side of things there was a 10% reduction in Highway traffic Act charges in 2018. However, Trespass to Property Act charges increased by 50% from 66 charges in 2017 to 99 charges in 2018. Liquor Licence Act charges also increased from 77 charges in 2017 to 139 charges in 2018.
Motor vehicle collisions increased from 422 occurrences in 2017 to 608 occurrences in 2018.
Impaired driving and alcohol related drivers licence suspension incidents decreased from 73 charges or suspensions in 2017 to 61 charges or suspensions in 2018. The represents an overall decrease of 16%.
The 2018 Annual Report is available on the Orangeville Police Service website www.orangevillepolice.ca.