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Grand Forks RCMP calls remain stable in first quarter of 2021

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Despite COVID-19 restrictions, police ‘calls for service’ were up slightly compared to the same period in 2020.

Grand Forks RCMP have released crime stats showing local Mounties were slightly busier this year compared to the same time period of 2020. From January 1 to March 31 of 2020, local police attended 651 calls for service. In the same period of 2021, police responded to 679 calls for service. This being a 4% increase.

The RCMP released the following statistics for this region.

Theft Under $5000 – 14 in 2020 and 15 in 2021
Suspicious Person – 60 in 2020 and 58 in 2021
Cause a Disturbance – 12 in 2020 and 13 in 2021
Check Wellbeing – 28 in 2020 and 39 in 2021
Assaults – 8 in 2020 and 7 in 2021
Break and Enter to a Residence – 2 in 2020 and 10 in 2021
Break and Enter to a Business – 2 in 2020 and 4 in 2021
Fraud – 6 in 2020 and 7 in 2021
False 911 calls – 35 in 2020 and 16 in 2021

Grand Forks Detachment Commander Sergeant Darryl Peppler said, “While our numbers have remained the same with many of our calls for service, we did expect to see increases in other areas, such as checking the well-being of a loved one during these Covid times, even with Covid restrictions in place for the foreseeable future, we are planning on a busy spring and summer as the weather warms up.”

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