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RCMP inspector speaks on current crime trends in Lloydminster

The lead inspector of the Lloydminster RCMP is noting ups and downs in some crimes compared to this time last year, but that overall property crime remains where it was last year.

Inspector Lee Brachmann addressed the community through an open letter in this month’s RCMP Corner, an online publication on the city’s website.  In terms of overall property crime, Brachmann says the total numbers have remained near where they were in 2019. He says the detachment has seen drops in vehicle thefts, theft over $5,000 and theft under $5,000.

There were some increases for break and enters, possession of stolen property, fraud and vandalism compared to last year. A modest decrease in person crimes was also noted.

On the road, Brachmann also said that while there has been 30 per cent sustained reduction in car accidents, there has been an uptick of criminal driving offences, including impaired driving, driving while prohibited and dangerous driving compared this time in 2019.

Brachmann is also reminding people to share the road with everyone, drive safely and drive sober.

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RCMP Corner is updated monthly with an address from the RCMP.

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