Property crimes up in White Rock

White Rock’s first-quarter crime stats show jumps in property crimes and motor-vehicle infractions.

White Rock’s first-quarter crime stats are in, with noticeable jumps in property crimes and motor-vehicle infractions over the same period last year.

In the first three months of 2013, White Rock logged 202 property crimes, up from 155 in the first three months of 2012. The offences included thefts from motor vehicles (55, up from 44 in 2012), theft-under-$5,000 (19), residential break-and-enters (20, up from 15 in 2012) and business break-and-enters (eight, down from 20).

Violent crimes were down slightly, at 28, compared to 30 in the same period last year. The crimes so far this year include 15 assaults (including one sexual) and two robberies.

On the roads, White rock officers dealt with 42 impaired drivers (drugs and/or alcohol), up from 25 in the same period last year, and handed out tickets for 46 intersection infractions (up from 24), 45 seatbelt infractions (up from 44) and 45 speed infractions (up from 28).

 

 

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