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September 3rd, 2019
The Halton Police Services Board Is Pleased To Announce The Promotion Of Acting Deputy Chief, Superintendent Jeff Hill To The Position Of Deputy Chief Of Police For The Halton Regional Police Service
- Halton has retained its distinction as Canada's safest regional municipality with a population of 100,000 or more for the eighth straight year, according to Statistics Canada's annual report on crime in Canada, entitled "Police-reported crime statistics in Canada, 2016".
- Halton Region:
- Had the lowest Crime Severity Index* (CSI), Violent Crime Severity Index and Non-Violent Crime Severity Index when compared to Ontario's "Big 12" police services;
- Maintained the lowest values for each of the indices for eight straight reporting years (2009 – 2016);
- Had the lowest overall crime rate, violent crime rate, and property crime rate among Ontario's "Big 12" police services;
- Had the highest weighted clearance rate (49.8 per cent) of the same "Big 12".
- The crime rate in Halton has generally been declining since 1991.
- On average, close to 9,000 motor vehicle collisions are reported to the Halton Regional Police Service, every year, out of a total population of 548,435.
- The Service issues about 50,000 Provincial Offence Notices annually.
- The number of calls for service handled by the HRPS continues to climb and clearance rates are increasing.
- Halton has the lowest sworn staff and total staff per 100,000 population ratios of the twelve largest police services in Ontario.
- Approximately 30% of the Service’s employees are civilians.
- Halton also has the lowest cost per capita ratio of the twelve largest police services in Ontario.