Car theft up, other crimes down in 2013

Williams Lake experienced a reduction of crime in 2013 compared to the previous year in all areas except auto theft.

Williams Lake experienced a reduction of crime in 2013 compared to the previous year in all areas except auto theft, said Williams Lake Insp. Warren Brown Monday.

“In 2013, 124 vehicles were reported stolen in the city,” Brown said.

“However, comparatively speaking from earlier in the 2000s and 1990s, we are down significantly.”

Brown said on the plus side, there were fewer break and enters, theft from autos, mischief, damage to properties, robberies, calls for service and alarms in 2013 than the city experienced in 2012.

Brown and safer communities co-ordinator Dave Dickson appeared as a delegation before city council Tuesday evening to give an RCMP update.

For more details from the meeting see Friday’s Tribune/Advisor.