Tuesday, February 16, 2021

The Numbers Are in for 2020. Crime Significantly down in Langley City.

Since the second quarter of 2020, people have reported less crime in Langley City compared to 2019. The Langley Detachment of the RCMP recently sent Langley City’s Crime Prevention Task Group the overall crime statistics comparing all of 2019 to 2020.

Crimes committed against people are generally the most serious. While overall person-related crime was down, aggravated assault was up. Aggravated assault, for the sake of this post, includes when someone is notably injured, or a weapon is involved. Common assault can consist of being pushing or being part of a “bar fight.”

Property crime is also down in Langley City except for mail theft. Many people do not check their mail regularly. One way to help reduce mail theft is to check your mail daily.

Break and entry into businesses did not decline significantly. One of the reasons why break and entry into residents could be down was that many people worked from home in 2020.

The above charts are interactive, so please select the different coloured options to get more detailed information.

I’ve also included the raw information for select crime statistics below.

Person and property related offences in 2019 and 2020. Select table to enlarge.

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