Board Meeting Highlights - May 17, 2022
2021 Annual Statistics and 2020-2022 Business Plan Year Two Highlights
The overall crime rate in York Region increased by 5.3 percent in 2021. The crimes against persons increased 9.4 percent, drug violations increased 9.4 percent, total traffic violations increased 4.5 percent and the property crime rate increased 4.2 percent. All other criminal code violations increased by 1.5 percent. The weapons violations rate decreased 9.5 percent and the overall clearance rate decreased 3.9 percent and is attributed mostly due to changes made to the founded/unfounded categorization reported to Statistics Canada. Although the overall crime rate has increased, York Region still remains one of the safest communities in Canada.
The 2020-2022 Business Plan is a result of extensive consultation and research with the community and York Regional Police members and consists of their input which was used to develop the activities. The business plan aims to provide high quality, affordable police services to its residents in a way that is transparent, accountable and inclusive. All twenty-six activities for Year 2 priorities were completed with the exception of four activities which are expected to be accomplished in 2022. Year 2 priorities include the construction of #1 District Headquarters, permanent call diversion - diverting low priority calls from front line officers and participation in the development of the Community Safety Well-Being Plan with the Region of York to prioritize mental health, housing and economic stability. 2021 Annual Statistics and 2020-2022 Business Plan and Year Two Highlights Report
Proceeds of Crime Report
The proceeds of crime legislation in Canada has been designed to combat organized and serious crimes by giving the judicial system the ability to seize and forfeit property used to facilitate the activities of organized crime groups and related criminal activities.
For the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022, York Regional Police turned over a total of $1,875,147 in cash and assets from illicit activities to the federal government’s Seized Property Management Directorate, the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General and the York Regional Police Services Board.
Federal and provincial legislation allow for the disbursement of the proceeds of crime to victim compensation, cost recovery and grants to police services. After all the costs associated with the management of seized assets are paid, the jurisdictions involved share in the net proceeds. Between April 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022, York Regional Police received $287,305 from the Proceeds of Crime grant program. Those funds were used to operate lawful access equipment, to combat human trafficking and combat gun and gang violence. Proceeds of Crime Report
Next Regular Meeting of the Police Services Board
Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at 9:15 a.m. and will be live-streamed on YouTube. Further instructions on the broadcast will be posted on the Board website.
Contact: Mafalda Avellino, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Regional Municipality of York Police Services Board is a seven-member civilian Board that oversees and governs the York Regional Police and is comprised of one member as Head of Municipal Council; three members are appointed by resolution of Regional Council and three by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.
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