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Kelowna-Mission Liberal MLA, Renee Merrifield says government needs to do more about crime rates in B.C. (Photo contributed)

‘Crime used to be a small part of Kelowna society, but not anymore’: MLA Merrifield

‘The system is broken and people have been taking matters into their own hands’

 

The high cost of housing in Kelowna is causing recruitment problems for the RCMP. (File photo)

Housing cost handcuffs Kelowna RCMP recruitment

“Direct correlation with the cost of housing in Kelowna impacting ability to recruit officers’

 

RCMP Supt. Kara Triance speaks to the media regarding a Statistics Canada report showing Kelowna had the country’s highest crime rate in 2021. (Photo/Gary Barnes)

Visitor population not taken into account in high crime rates: Kelowna RCMP

The Kelowna metropolitan area had Canada’s crime rate in 2021

 

RCMP cruisers on scene at Global Fitness in Kelowna after a shooting on the morning of March 29, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Concerned citizens take action with ‘out of control’ crime in Kelowna

Take Back Kelowna aim to increase crime reporting and say they are not a vigilante group

RCMP cruisers on scene at Global Fitness in Kelowna after a shooting on the morning of March 29, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
A report from Statistics Canada shows Kelowna with the highest rate in the country for 2021. (File photo)

Kelowna had Canada’s highest crime rate in 2021

Kelowna also ranked seventh worse in the country for violent crime

A report from Statistics Canada shows Kelowna with the highest rate in the country for 2021. (File photo)
Kelowna RCMP recently arrested two individuals who combined for a total of 68 recommended charges over two months. (File photo)

Facebook not the way to fight community crime: Kelowna RCMP

‘It is easy to find yourself in a dangerous situation, or in legal hot water’

Kelowna RCMP recently arrested two individuals who combined for a total of 68 recommended charges over two months. (File photo)
The Kelowna RCMP detachment is currently facing a 20 per cent staffing gap. (File photo)

‘The world has found Kelowna’: Council assured of proper RCMP summer staffing

‘I would expect to see our staffing rates come up quite significantly in the next 90 days’

The Kelowna RCMP detachment is currently facing a 20 per cent staffing gap. (File photo)
RCMP Supt. Kara Triance urges crisis stabilization teams and co-responder teams should be the focus moving forward. (File photo)

Jail not the answer for mental health calls: Kelowna RCMP

‘We’re on par for attending 3,000 mental health calls for service this year’

RCMP Supt. Kara Triance urges crisis stabilization teams and co-responder teams should be the focus moving forward. (File photo)
Kelowna RCMP Detachment Supt. Kara Triance. (Phil McLachlan/ file photo)

Property crime in Kelowna creeping back up

Shoplifting, auto theft, assault with a weapon, and sex offences are up in Q1 of 2022

Kelowna RCMP Detachment Supt. Kara Triance. (Phil McLachlan/ file photo)
A trial courtroom at the Provincial Court of B.C. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)

Kelowna to address “catch-and-release justice system” through advocacy paper

‘Property crime is, indeed, a significant and real issue for our community’

A trial courtroom at the Provincial Court of B.C. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)
Crimes involving Vernon’s street entrenched population have dropped significantly in the first quarter of 2022 compared to the previous quarter and the same months in 2021. (Black Press file photo)

Vernon sees decline in crimes involving street entrenched population

First three months of 2022 show a 30 per cent drop in street-entrenched crimes over previous quarter

Crimes involving Vernon’s street entrenched population have dropped significantly in the first quarter of 2022 compared to the previous quarter and the same months in 2021. (Black Press file photo)
Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran. (Contributed)

1 person behind 349 RCMP files: Plan to stop prolific offenders praised by Kelowna Mayor Basran

Kelowna saw 15 people totalling over 1,000 negative interactions with police in 2021

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran. (Contributed)
Kelowna RCMP Supt. Kara Triance (Photo/Capital News)

Kelowna RCMP clarify criminal charge numbers to Crown Counsel

RCMP say their tracking systems are different than those used by BC Prosecution Service

Kelowna RCMP Supt. Kara Triance (Photo/Capital News)
Kelowan RCMP Supt. Kara Triance (File photo/Capital News)

Kelowna RCMP see big jump in social disorder calls

Statistics also noted an alarming increase in fatal and non-fatal drug overdose files.

Kelowan RCMP Supt. Kara Triance (File photo/Capital News)
Kelowna Law Courts. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

Kelowna’s integrated court saw more than 200 cases in less than 6 months

It seeks to reduce crime and improve public safety by providing health and social services with the justice system

Kelowna Law Courts. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
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Penticton has worst crime rate in the Okanagan, says Stats Canada

Data from 2020 shows the number of cleared cases has dropped over the last five years

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Violent crime up by 233% in Keremeos over first three months of 2021

An increase in assaults led the spike in crimes

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Richmond RCMP Chief Superintendent Will Ng said, in March, the force received a stand-out number of seven reports of incidents that appeared to have “racial undertones.” (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

‘Racially motivated’ incidents on the rise in B.C’s 4th largest city: police

Three incidents in Richmond are currently being invested as hate crimes, says RCMP Chief Superintendent Will Ng

Richmond RCMP Chief Superintendent Will Ng said, in March, the force received a stand-out number of seven reports of incidents that appeared to have “racial undertones.” (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Kelowna has Canada’s fastest-growing crime rate, most opioid offences per-capita

Greater Kelowna’s violent crime rate skyrocketed nearly 60 per cent

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Supt. Brian Hunter will be presenting first quarter RCMP stats to Penticton city council, tomorrow (April 21). (Phil McLachlan - Western News - File)

Reported South Okanagan crime up 14 per cent in first quarter

RCMP attribute change to increase in property crime which increased 23 per cent

Supt. Brian Hunter will be presenting first quarter RCMP stats to Penticton city council, tomorrow (April 21). (Phil McLachlan - Western News - File)