Road-safety infractions on the rise in White Rock

White Rock RCMP crime statistics show decrease in violent crime, rise in impaired driving

White Rock has seen a more than 11 per cent decrease in violent crime from last year, but the numbers for road-safety infractions are on the rise, according to White Rock RCMP.

In comparing White Rock’s January-to-June crime statistics from 2012 and 2013, police reported six robberies, down from seven; two sexual assaults, down from four; and 31 assaults, down from 34.

However, road-safety infractions spiked in 2013, with 106 impaired drug and alcohol infractions recorded, up 107 per cent from last year, which saw 51.

Intersection infractions were up to 120 from 48 in 2012.

Mounties also noted a sharp decline in domestic violence, down more than 61 per cent, to seven incidents from 18 recorded last year.



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