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Crime by the numbers
Kelowna RCMP have sent out the first crime stats information of 2014.
These numbers encompass the one month period between Dec 16, 2013 – Jan 12, 2014.
From Dec 16 to 22, 2013 Theft of a Motor Vehicle was higher than average in West Kelowna coming in at four vehicles stolen, while theft of a bicycle was higher than average in Kelowna coming in at four bikes stolen.
From Dec 23 to 29, 2013 we saw higher than average crime numbers in several categories. In Kelowna theft from a vehicle was at a three year high with 31 cars broken into.
In Lake Country, theft from a motor vehicle and theft of a motor vehicle were also at a three year high seeing one car stolen and three break-ins.
In West Kelowna, three year highs were also seen in residential break and enters and theft from a motor vehicle. Five homes and 10 cars were broken into.
For the final two week period running from Dec 30, 2013 to Jan 12, 2014 overall numbers remained within yearly averages with the exception of residential break and enters in West Kelowna and Lake Country, which each saw three year highs.
West Kelowna experienced five break-ins and Lake Country saw two.
Check out our interactive map above & below to see whether crime is happening in your neighbourhood, and what kind of crime is most common.
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