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January 28th, 2020
Halton Police Board Welcomes New Board Member
- 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.