Orangeville in top 15% of safest communities in Canada
The Orangeville Police Service has released their Annual Report for 2017.
On Tuesday, September 11, 2018, the 2017 Annual Report was presented to members of the Orangeville Police Services Board at their monthly meeting.
The Annual Report is a statistical review of the police service that highlights a variety of criminal and non-criminal categories as well as community involvement.
The report included the results of Statistics Canada’s Crime Severity Index (CSI) data. While the national crime rate increased by 1% in 2017, the overall Crime Severity Index for Orangeville decreased by 22%. The CSI for violent crimes in Orangeville decreased by 40% and by 8% for non-violent crimes. The CSI data results rank Orangeville among the top 15% of the safest communities in Canada, of the 307 municipalities included in the report.
“We are very proud of the results of the Crime Severity Index as compiled by Stats Canada. We continue to work in partnership with the community to ensure that Orangeville is a safe place to live, work and play. Our entire organization, our Communications Centre staff, Records Department staff, Court Services officers, Support Services officers, frontline officers and our Auxiliary Policing volunteers, all work very hard day in and day out to help us reach that goal”, said Chief Wayne Kalinski.
The report indicated that there was an 8% decrease in the number of calls for service in 2017 with 20,990 calls. In 2016, the police service had 22,924 calls for service.
Provincial offences in 2017 increased by 7% for Highway Traffic Act charges and Trespass to Property Act charges more than doubled with 69 charges in 2017, up from 33 charges in 2016. Liquor License Act charges decreased from 104 charges in 2016 to 77 charges in 2017.
The 2017 Annual Report is available here.