Regina Crime Decreases Through 2021: Police Statistics

Regina Police statistics show crime is on the decline in the Queen City so far in 2021.

Figures for April, released ahead of Tuesday’s Council of Police Commissioners meeting, show a decrease in crimes against persons, crimes against property and a combination of the two.

In April 2021, 77 fewer crimes against people were reported than in April 2020, down 8.2% since the start of the year.

There were almost 800 fewer property crime calls in April 2021 compared to the previous April, down 22.6%.

Thefts under $ 5,000 in particular showed a decrease of 28.6%, or 460 fewer service calls than in 2020.

Auto theft rates have also fallen by almost 5% from 2020, or 14 incidents in the cumulative statistics for the year.

“The Regina Police Department, in conjunction with its partners in the stolen automobile strategy, continues to pay constant attention to the problem,” the report said.

When combined, crimes against people and crimes against property are down 19.6% from 2020, since the start of the year.

Since the start of the year, police have responded to 6,528 service calls sent in April, down almost 5% from April 2020, while alarm calls have fallen by 16.5% for the same period.

Declines do not affect all categories

While general crime is on the decline in Regina, statistics have also shown a number of increases.

So far, nine attempted murders have been reported in the city in 2021, while there were eight at this point in 2020.

The number of sexual assaults is on the rise in Regina, with 66 reported so far in 2021. At this point last year, 52 have been reported.

Police data showed officers responded to 29 incidents of sexual assault in April 2021, where they responded to nine similar incidents in April 2020.

Arson is another area where police reported an increase in 2021, responding to 66 incidents reported this year, representing a 40.2% increase since the start of the year. At this point in the last year, officers have responded to 42 arson attacks.

Police on the traffic side have reported some increases since the start of the year, particularly in the dangerous driving category, where they reported a more than 43% increase in such calls compared to April 2020.

Police are also responding to more calls for impaired driving than in 2020, as shown by a 9% increase in this category since the start of the year.

Still on the traffic side, police said they had distributed nearly 40% more tickets in 2021 than in 2020. So far, 5,769 tickets have been distributed this year, compared to 4,164 at the same time. last year.

In April in particular, the number of tickets issued by the police increased significantly – almost 1,000 cases reported – compared to the previous year.

The city is also approaching its homicide tally for 2020, when six such incidents were reported. Police have already responded to five homicides until 2021.