First quarter RCMP statistics reach council chambers
Grand Forks City Hall (Alex Alan, MyGrandForksNow.com staff)
Quarterly statistics from the Grand Forks RCMP detachment were one item on city council’s agenda Monday evening, which covered January through March of this year.
In total there were 602 calls for service to the detachment, down from 686 for the same time last year. Of those calls, 411 calls were for the City of Grand Forks, down by 82. Christina Lake’s total calls were down by six at 65, and rural Grand Forks was up by four at 126. For the City, break and enters were at eight down from 21, and theft from motor vehicles was at two down from 21. Rural Grand Forks saw a spike in violent persons, at 12 up from zero the year prior.
The City saw seven motor vehicle collisions this year during it’s first quarter, down by only one incident the year prior. Rural Grand Forks saw 17 collisions both years and Christina Lake saw seven this year down from 10. There were no fatal motor vehicle collisions across the board, which didn’t change at all. For the City, the detachment received four more calls related to mental health, up from 19 in 2018. Mental health related calls for rural Grand Forks doubled, up from two the year prior, and none of those calls were received for Christina Lake.
To read more statistics, check out Grand Forks city council’s June 10th regular meeting agenda by clicking here.