The Kingston Police Services Board met virtually on Thursday, and part of the agenda was a look back at overall crime statistics for 2021.
Overall service calls increased slightly, with 48,893 calls in 2021 compared to 46,720 calls in 2020.
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The crime category that has seen the biggest increase over the previous year is fraud, with 876 cases compared to 790 in 2020.
There was a decrease in thefts of 150, while vehicle thefts increased by 34.
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Harassing phone calls and stalking saw big jumps from the previous year, with harassing phone calls jumping 85 and stalking jumping 36 from the previous year.
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The category with the most offenses was property crimes, which saw 5,593 in 2021, a decrease from 2020.
667 assaults were reported in 2021, compared to 687 in 2020.
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