Prince Rupert crime severity index hits five-year low in 2013

After reaching a five-year low in 2012, Prince Rupert's Crime Severity Index (CSI) dropped once again in 2013.

After reaching a five-year low in 2012, Prince Rupert’s Crime Severity Index (CSI) dropped once again in 2013.

Figures released by Statistics Canada in late July show the CSI, which examines both the amount of crime and the relative seriousness of the crimes responded to by RCMP, dropped 14.3 per cent from 167.18 to 143.28 in 2013. Along with an overall drop, the violent crime severity index dropped 13.42 per cent to a five-year low of 155.57, well below the index of 230.71 recorded in 2011, while the non-violent crime severity index fell 14.66 per cent to an index of 138.50.

The continued drop in CSI has moved Prince Rupert out of a position in the Top 10 of crime severity in the country two years ago. However, this year’s figures do put Prince Rupert in the Top 5 cities in the province with a population over 10,000, behind Williams Lake, Quesnel, Langley and Terrace.

Prince Rupert’s crime rate, meanwhile, was down 13.76 per cent from 2012 to sit at a five-year low of 24,614.64 per 100,000 population.

In terms of the weighted clearance rate, it rose slightly from 2012 despite a drop in the violent crime clearance rate. Prince Rupert RCMP responded to 3,050 incidents in 2013, down more than 600 from the previous year, with 1,468 of those cleared resulting in 377 adults and 48 youth being charged.

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