Surrey ten-year crime profile released: violent crime lowest in 10 years


2019-09-10 08:39 PDT

Surrey RCMP has released the latest Surrey crime profile which details statistics on crime in the city over the past ten years, from 2009 to 2018.

The information we are able to derive from the statistical data is very encouraging, says Assistant Commissioner Dwayne McDonald, Surrey RCMP Officer in Charge. The violent crime rate has been trending down over the past 10 years, and in 2018 it was the lowest it has been in the last decade.

The ten-year crime profile is compiled by the Surrey RCMP based on the data submitted to Statistics Canada following Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) scoring rules and guidelines (e.g. only the most serious offence per file is counted). The Crime Profile provides a picture of local long-term trends with respect to select crime types and overall crime categories.

These statistics are now available on the Surrey RCMP website. Here are some of the highlights for 2018:

Although our crime rate continues to decrease in Surrey, I want it acknowledge the impact that crime – particularly violent crime – has on our community. Being a victim of crime or experiencing a crime in your neighbourhood has a significant impact on how you feel and your perception of crime, says A/Commr. McDonald. Collectively, we still have work to do in improving public safety and, as your local police force, we will continue our efforts through prevention, intervention, and enforcement.

Members of the public are encouraged to inform themselves on crime rates and trends in the city by visiting our website. We also invite residents to get involved: help us keep Surrey safe by joining Block Watch.

For media inquiries contact:
Cpl. Elenore Sturko
Media Relations Officer
Surrey RCMP Media Relations Unit
Office: 604-599-7776


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Cst. Richard Wright

Media Relations Officer
Surrey RCMP
14355 57 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3X 1A9
Office: 604-599-7776


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