Surrey city’s latest quarterly crime stats released on Thursday are worrying as it shows increase in violent crimes and property crimes.
Surrey RCMP released crime statistics show that in the three months (July to September), the Criminal Code offences increased six per cent in comparison to the previous three months.
Incidents of homicides, attempted murders, crimes, robbery, abduction increased while sexual offences saw a decrease.
“While I am disheartened by the latest crime statistics released today, it does not come as a surprise to me,” McCallum said in a statement. “Over the last year, I have spoken to many members of our community. From residents to business owners, the one message that I have constantly heard is that people continue to feel unsafe in our city. Unfortunately the third quarter crime statistics backs up what the people of Surrey have been telling me.”