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Thunder Bay PoliceStatistics Canada Reports 17% Thunder Bay Crime Drop

THUNDER BAY – Is Thunder Bay safer? Statistics Canada says yes. Thunder Bay has seen, from 2011 to 2012 a drop of 17% in the crime severity index. The latest crime statistics now put Regina, Saskatoon, Kelowna, Winnipeg, Vancouver and Brantford ahead of Thunder Bay when it comes to rankings on the crime severity index. 

“The members of the Thunder Bay Police Service continue to serve and protect our community with pride and hard work!  The lowering of this index is significant and something to be proud of,” commented Chief J.P. Levesque.

Police Services Board Pleased

The Chief’s positive message is echoed by Joe Virdiramo who is the Chair of the Police Services Board. “Thunder Bay is moving forward in a positive direction and has recognized the importance of working together to address crime and safety issues.  I am proud of the men and women of the Thunder Bay Police Service!” 

Statistics Canada released Police-reported crime statistics in Canada for 2012 .  “The Thunder Bay Police Service are very proud to report that the Thunder Bay Census Metropolitan area has had a dramatic drop in our crime severity index.

“Our crime severity index dropped 17% from 2011 to 2012.  The crime severity index is a measurement based on the seriousness of crime statistics.  The weighted index is applied to reported crimes and provides a benchmark for communities across Canada.  Thunder Bay had the highest drop in this index,” state the Thunder Bay Police Service in a press release.

The Thunder Bay crime severity index places us below Regina, Saskatoon, Kelowna, Winnipeg, Vancouver and Brantford.

Deputy Chief Hay says that the drop is an indication that the police are moving in the right direction.

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