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The Most Dangerous Cities, Towns And Counties in Alberta - Dec 2022

Darren Boyer, January 13 2023

Wetaskawin had the highest crime rate for a City in December.  It was #2 in December.  Total property crimes were 58Cold Lake was #2.  It was #1 in November.   Total property crimes were - 65Red Deer was #3.  It was #3 in November.   Total property crimes were - 324Calgary* was #4.  It was #5 in November.   Total property crimes were -...

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The Most Dangerous Cities And Places in Alberta November 2022

Darren Boyer, January 3 2023

Cities with the highest crime rates in Alberta in November. Cold Lake had the highest crime rate for a City in November. Next was Wetaskawin, Red Deer, Grande Prairie, Calgary and Edmonton as the cities with the highest property crime rates. Total Crimes for each location were Cold Lake - 84, Wetaskawin - 54, Red Deer - 373, Grande Prairie...

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Crime Prevention Issues

Crime In Your Area

Darren Boyer, November 22 2022

This chart shows how a lot of people in the US think crime has increased this year. (Statista - https://www.statista.com/chart/28639/perception-crime-local-area-us/) To me it's kind of weird that they'd divide the survey across political lines of Democrats and Republicans like they

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The Most Dangerous Places in Alberta October 2022

Darren Boyer, November 4 2022

Here are the six most dangerous places in Alberta, according to the police reported crime rates. Bonnyville had the highest crime rate in the province according to the RCMP property crime data. There were over 12.96 crimes per 1,000 residents or 83 in total. Bon Accord had the second highest crime rate in the province, rising to over 9.16 crimes...

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The Most Dangerous Places in Alberta - September 2022

Darren Boyer, October 25 2022

Here are the six most dangerous places in Alberta, according to the police reported crime rates. St. Paul had the highest crime rate in the province according to the RCMP property crime data. There were over 18 crimes per 1,000 residents. This was the highest crime rate per resident I’d ever

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A CAO (Town Manager) asked 'How is the court process with Lightcatch handled?' Here was our response.

Darren Boyer, September 2 2022

I’ll answer this question specifically but feel the most important point to look at before I answer this question is to ask ‘Why are so few property crimes never going to court in the first place?’ The miniscule amount of property claims that do go to court often involve a long investigation, followed with a seizure of many stolen items at once. W...

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Crime Prevention Issues

Is Where You Live Riskier Than The Worst Cities in the US?

Darren Boyer, September 1 2022

Wetaskawin Alberta, population 12,655"Break and enters are up 44 per cent with 38 more occurrences, and theft of motor vehicles increased by 134 per cent, with 39 more instances." said Inspector Keith Durance in his report to City Council for crime  from January to June, 2022 on Aug 31.

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Two art heists, expert says Canada is a 'soft target'

Darren Boyer, August 30 2022

The article explains how an elaborate theft occurred in Ottawa, just when the hotel was the most vulnerable. Opinions agree that organized crime was likely involved.   The expert quoted in the article labelled Canada as being a soft target. Estrellita Karsh ,wife of legenary photographer Yousuf Karsh, stands in front of the iconic 1941 photograph o...

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How To Get Police Response in Under 8 Minutes

Darren Boyer, August 15 2022

A concerned citizen recently got an onsite police response within 8 minutes. This was before a crime even happened! Here is how they did it. 1) They put an alert of suspicious activity on Lightcatch2) The location they chose appears on the map screen of Lightcatch.3) The description matched the location.4) The officer saw they were close by and t...

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Pointing The Finger of Blame on 23+ Stolen Vehicles

Darren Boyer, August 11 2022

A recent recovery of 23 stolen vehicles on Aug 4 in the city of St. Albert highlights one the main reasons why some regions are chronically affected by crime while other places remain remarkably safe. The difference between living in one of the highest crime versus one of the safest places can be dramatic. This chart below uses police data from...

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