RCMP data shows decrease in violent and property crimes in Surrey

RCMP has released its crime statistics in the city of Surrey for 2023 with some notable reductions.

Some numbers in its report show that violent crimes and property crimes have decreased in comparison to 2022, but kidnapping has increased along with ’cause of disturbance.’

Its data shows the percentage change between 2022 and 2023. Violent crime has reduced by 14 per cent, and property crimes have decreased by 13 per cent.

Kidnapping increased by 23 per cent. There were a total of 16 kidnappings in Surrey last year.

‘Cause of disturbance’ went up by 14 per cent, from 1,905 instances in 2022 to 2,178 in 2023.

Other notable data include the violation of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) through ‘trafficking,” arson, and mischief.

The ‘trafficking’ violation of CDSA increased by 53 per cent, from 36 instances in 2022 to 55 in 2023.

Arson decreased by 38 per cent, from 50 instances in 2022 to 31 in 2023, and mischief reduced by 13 per cent, from 884 in 2022 to 766 in 2023.