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Summer Crimes Down in Town of Bonnyville

A new report suggests crime in the town of Bonnyville decreased over this summer compared to the previous one.

Between June and August of this year, Bonnyville RCMP reported 368 crimes committed in the town, compared with 422 the year before. Some highlights

 

  • Break and Enters nearly halved from 29 to 15, the lowest they’ve been since 2013.
  • Fraud was up to 35 cases from 21. Cases have been escalating rapidly since the recession. For comparison, there were only 8 in the summer of 2013 and 15 in 2014.
  • Car thefts returned back to average levels after a spike in 2015.18 were reported this summer compared to 29 last year.
  • Theft was down across the board. Theft over 5,000 dollars dropped from 7 cases to 3 and under 5,000 went from 65 to 57

The full report is available by clicking on the picture above.

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