2017 Q2 Citizens Crime Summary - Maple Ridge

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Summary Tables

Year over Year Quarterly Comparison
Crime Type2016
Q2 Total
Q2 Total
% Change YOY Q2
Crimes Against Persons276298228%
Property Crime998840-158-16%
Criminal Code - Other594490-04-18%
Controlled Drugs *6877913%
Police Attended Collisions283196-87-31%
Impaired Drivers9236-56-61%

*Controlled Drugs total include drug related investigations and seizures

2017 Quarterly Comparison
Crime Type2017
Q1 Total
Q2 Total
% Change Q1 -Q2
Crimes Against Persons2322986628%
Property Crime83884020%
Criminal Code - Other36349012735%
Controlled Drugs *56772138%
Police Attended Collisions200196-4-2%
Impaired Drivers363600



Year over Year - Yield to Date Comparison
Crime Type2016
% Change YTD
Crimes Against Persons51952561%
Property Crime19581667-291-15%
Criminal Code - Other1013853-160-16%
Controlled Drugs *139132-7-5%
Police Attended Collisions523396-127-24%
Impaired Drivers11872-46-39%


Table 2: Maple Ridge 5 Year Trending

Table 2 depicts the five year trends in Maple Ridge throughout the three major crime categories. Property and other Criminal Code offences have declined over the last year, and Crimes Against Persons have remained fairly stable.

Table 3: Maple Ridge 2017 Quarterly Data

Table 3 demonstrates the comparison between quarters to date in 2017.

Table 4: Maple Ridge Distribution of Total Criminal Code Offences 2017 Q2

Table 4 displays the distribution of Criminal Code Offences within the first quarter of 2017. Property crime represents 49% of these offences.

Detailed Statistical Crime Summaries by Category

Criminal Code Offences
Overall, 2017 Q2 counted 1,628 Criminal Code violations (Crimes Against Person, Property Crime, and Other Criminal Code offences). This cumulative total is a 13% decrease as compared to the same period in 2016. The only broad category of offences to increase compared to last year was Violent Crime, by 8%. 

Crime Against Persons
In 2017 Q2, Violent Crime represented 18% of total Criminal Code offences. Compared to the same period last year, crimes against persons have increased 8%. Uttering Threats and Domestic Violence have seen the greatest increases compared to last year (+11 and +8 respectively). However, the largest change compared to 2016 Q2 is a decrease in the number of assaults (-8).

Property Crime
Property Crime accounted for 52% of all Criminal Code offences in 2017 Q2. This is a 16% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The only categories that increased noticeably from last year were Arson (+8), and Other B&E (+8). The largest decreases were seen in the Theft from Vehicle (-81), Theft (-34), and Fraud (-34) categories.

Other Criminal Code Offence
Other Criminal Code offences represented 30% of total Criminal Code offences in 2017 Q2 and decreased 18% over the same period of 2016. While Cause Disturbance was the most common of these offences, it has decreased 24% from the prior year.

Controlled Substances
Drug related offences increased 13% in 2017 Q2 over the same period last year.

There were a total of 196 collisions in 2017 Q2, down 31% from the same time last year and 2% from the previous quarter (2017 Q1). In 2017 Q2 police officers removed 36 impaired drivers off the streets of Maple Ridge, consistent with Q1.



Year to date, members have responded to the following top ten public reports to police. These categories are generalized by dispatch and are broad in nature.


Top 10 Public Reports to Police
RankType of
Service Call
of Calls
2Traffic Incident745
3Suspicious Person716
4Assist Police/Fire/EHS694
7Domestic in Progress490
8Assist General Public484
9Unwanted Person442

Data Qualifiers

The summarized offence statistical data in the following report is derived from the RCMP PRIME - BC Provincial Occurrence Code Table (UCR) and differs from data provided up to June 6, 2006, in the Operational Statistics Reporting System (OSR) within the Police Information Retrieval System (PIRS). As a result, scoring rules and occurrence codes have been modified and will not accurately reflect changes when comparing UCR and OSR data.

The summarized data included in this report represent actual offences only (i.e.: those incidents which upon preliminary investigation have been deemed to have occurred or been attempted) Incidents of crime that were reported but could not be substantiated when followed up by the police are considered to be unfounded and are subtracted from the number of reported offences to produce the number of actual offences. This data also does not indicate or infer the number of charges laid, prosecutions conducted, informations sworn, or convictions obtained.

Data contained in this report is also based on accumulated-to-date information. The data presented here may vary from previously produced reports and numbers may continue to change due to the dynamic nature of offences being reported and cleared.

The crime data contained within this report (i.e.: number of offences) utilizes the UCR Survey to collect aggregate data on the incidence of crime. The UCR Survey uses the most serious incident rule when compiling police-reported crime data. The MSO rule stipulates that where a single criminal incident contains a number of violations of the law, then only the most serious one is recorded for UCR purposes. As a result, the total number of UCR offences does not represent the total of all crime reported by police (i.e.: the UCR Survey tends to underestimate the true incidence of relatively less serious crimes)

For the purposes of this report, offences have been divided into 5 major categories that include Crimes Against Persons, Offences Against Property and Other Criminal Code offences. Offences under the Controlled Drugs & Substances Act have been included but not other federal statutes such as the Customs Act or the Canada Shipping Act. The statistical summary also includes Traffic collisions and impaired investigations but does not include municipal traffic infractions or other by-law infractions.

Crimes Against Persons - include attempt murder, assault, sex offence, robbery and abduction.

Offences Against Property - include commercial, residential and other break & enter, possession of stolen property, mischief, theft of vehicle, theft from vehicle, theft, arson and fraud.

Other Criminal Code Offences - include prostitution, weapons, trespassing, disturbing the peace, obstruction, breach, indecent acts, bail violation, escape custody, counterfeiting currency and cause disturbance.

Traffic - consists of impaired drivers, IRP’s, roadside suspensions, fatal and damage collisions

Controlled Drugs/Substances - consist of drug offences involving trafficking, possession and production.

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