Drug offences seemed to be the crime of choice in BC last year.
Stats Canada Analyst, Warren Silver says the numbers are staggering. “British Columbia had the highest rate of total drug offences with a rate of 473 per 100,000 despite a decrease of 10% in 2014.”
BC saw a 5% spike in sexual assault incidents last year at 2,362 while the number of incidents involving pot in BC dropped 17% from 2014 to the tune of 12,424.
95 homicides were also recorded in BC in 2015.
Police-reported crime in Canada increased 5% in 2015 which marked the first rise in 12 years.
Alberta, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, and Saskatchewan recorded the largest increases to their Crime Severity Index.
Approximately 92,000 youth between the ages of 12-17 were accused of a Criminal Code offense in 2015.