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5 people have died by criminal offences such as homicide so far in 2019! See first quarter crime stats..

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First quarter crime stats show increases

Red Deer Municipal Detachment
Crime Statistics (Actual)
January to March: 2014 ‐ 2019
All categories contain “Attempted” and/or “Completed” April 03, 2019

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2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Homicides & Offences Related to Death

0

2

3

3

2

5

Robbery

25

39

49

26

20

27

Sexual Assaults

30

22

29

22

45

54

Other Sexual Offences

20

11

14

20

18

11

Assault

420

430

365

363

311

355

Kidnapping/Hostage/Abduction

6

10

11

7

9

11

Extortion

5

3

2

3

3

6

Criminal Harassment

85

63

116

89

79

72

Uttering Threats

171

155

163

139

138

126

TOTAL PERSONS

762

735

752

672

625

667

 

Break & Enter

2014

192

2015

235

2016

330

2017

359

2018

239

2019

333

Theft of Motor Vehicle

187

276

397

389

177

377

Theft Over $5,000

23

33

33

24

27

37

Theft Under $5,000

940

1,092

1,462

1,517

797

1,034

Possn Stn Goods

148

200

260

338

115

159

Fraud

300

255

286

355

253

324

Arson

3

8

4

7

5

2

Mischief To Property

812

855

1,006

1,149

521

743

TOTAL PROPERTY

2,605

2,954

3,778

4,138

2,134

3,009

 

Offensive Weapons

2014

52

2015

69

2016

113

2017

90

2018

66

2019

100

Disturbing the peace

526

595

633

606

399

508

Fail to Comply & Breaches

412

432

393

395

306

255

OTHER CRIMINAL CODE

127

132

117

151

145

145

TOTAL OTHER CRIMINAL CODE

1,117

1,228

1,256

1,242

916

1,008

TOTAL CRIMINAL CODE
4,484
4,917
5,786
6,052
3,675
4,684

According to statistics, crime in the first quarter of 2019 has increased compared to the same time period last year, but remains lower than in previous years.

“Throughout 2018 and the tail end of 2017, we consistently saw decreases across key areas, including break and enter and theft of motor vehicles; however, the numbers for this first quarter of this year are showing increases, said Superintendent Grobmeier, Officer in Chargeof the Red Deer RCMP. “It’s not necessarily unusual to see increases after such a prolongedperiod of significant decreases, but we know we need to act to ensure this increase doesn’t become a trend.”

When comparing the first quarter of 2019 to the first quarter of 2018, total Criminal Code files increased by 27 per cent; however, this it is still 22 per cent lower than the same time period in 2017. Select first quarter results include:

 Total persons crimes increased slightly, by seven per cent; however this has remained relatively steady over a three year period.

o We had 27 robberies, compared to 20 in 2018.o Sexual assaults increase by 20 percent.

 Total property crime increased by 41 per cent; however it is 27 per cent lower than the same time period on 2017.

o Theft under $5,000 increased by 30 per cent; however it is still 31 per cent lower than the same time period in 2017.

o Break and enters increased by 39 per cent.
o We had 377 stolen vehicles, compared to 177 in the same time period in 2018.

“We recognize that an increase in crime rates is not what the community wants to see, and it isn’t what we want to see either,” said Superintendent Grobmeier. “There are several factorsthat we believe contributed to some of the increases, including extreme weather this winter, which unfortunately translated into many vehicles being stolen while they were running andunlocked.”

One of the ways police are working to reduce crime is through Pinpoint, a made in Red Deer program that targets repeat offenders and crime hotspots. Between January 7, 2019 and April 8, 2019, Red Deer RCMP conducted 521 checks on targeted people and addresses identified through Pinpoint, including nine identified people on parole and/or probation and 42 more career criminals with an active history of property crime. Police also conducted another 1,368 checks in crime hot spots. During the first quarter of 2019, 140 charges have been laid specific to targets identified through Pinpoint, and 108 warrants have been executed.

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Environmental Master Plan steers Red Deer’s sustainable future

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City Council adopted an updated version of the Environmental Master Plan, a document which will guide Red Deer’s environmental strategy now and into the future.

The Environmental Master Plan (EMP) was originally released in 2011 and serves as a guide to improve environmental sustainability in Red Deer by setting goals and providing short-, medium- and long-term strategies. The EMP is designed to provide The City and the people of Red Deer with a road map to improved environmental performance. The updated plan outlines clear goals and measurable targets, as well as suggested actions for The City to undertake during implementation.

“The EMP refresh is a higher-level document that was designed to provide a foundation for strategic decision making in the future. We focused on six areas: air, ecology, energy, waste, water and community design, which combined transportation and built environment from the previous plan,” said Nancy Hackett, Environmental Initiatives Supervisor, “Each of the sixareas have specific targets and metrics, but we refined the plan to 20 actions that providebroader direction.”

A variety of public engagement sessions provided key community insight that was used to assess current conditions and determine future focuses and goals for the plan. In addition to sessions with targeted community groups, a Community Engagement Group took part in monthly, in-depth sessions to discuss Red Deer’s focus areas, targets and actions for the future.

Now that the plan has been adopted, City Staff will begin implementation to ensure Red Deercontinues on its’ path of reducing its environmental footprint.

A full version of the EMP is available on the City’s website at reddeer.ca/EMP.

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Goulet-Jones says City’s new Environmental Master Plan means higher taxes and an assault on energy sector

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This opinion piece was submitted by Calvin Goblet-Jones

City Council Unanimously Rejects reason by approving a severely flawed Environmental Master Plan.

I honestly can not believe every councillor voted in favour of this document, I am severely disappointed in our Council Today.
Make no mistake, this document deserves to be put through the shredder.  There are a few good elements of the $150,000 document such as strengthening our inner city forests however the document is nothing more than a glimpse into a future of higher taxes, bans and a continued assault on our energy sector by a council who says they support energy.
Of course the document is full of buzzwords and flowery language but this document rejects the benefits of our local energy sector.  Instead of looking towards cheap natural gas as an energy source they look to failed renewable energy projects that you and I will pay heavily for.  The Document wants to limit Red Deers energy consumption, wants to limit your personal fuel consumption, and wants to ban ban ban.  The document wants to ban wood fires, wants to heavily regulate vehicles, and wants to shift all the vehicles the city owns to be electric which will cost taxpayers heavily.
Quickly, take a look at Action 20, they don’t mention a ban outright but they mention open air burning, wood burning and vehicles as part of their “action plan” it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to interpret what they mean.

Look at Focus Area 1.2.2.3 where they want to limit consumer energy consumption and how they reject our local cheap, economy supporting fossil fuels.

Shame on Council for Unanimously approving this document.
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