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Police Chief says violent crime numbers down

‘I think for one it is working with all our community partners on community safety and well-being’
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North Bay Police Chief Scott Tod at Tuesday’s Police Board meeting. Photo by Chris Dawson/BayToday.

North Bay's Police Chief is hoping some new statistics are a sign of good things to come for policing in North Bay. 

Scott Tod, North Bay's Police Chief, revealed some alarming numbers which show a decrease of 19 per cent in violent crimes from January to June of 2022 compared to the numbers from January to June 2021.  

Those categories in question include assault, attempt murder, robbery, sexual assault, threats and weapons.  

"I think for one it is working with all our community partners on community safety and well-being," said Tod.  

"I think it is starting to add some dividends or payment back into our community. I also think as we leave COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 with more people out and about in our community that less violent crimes are occurring in the community with the number of people that are traveling within our community - more eyes and more ears, and more people seeing things.

"There are less restrictions on people and perhaps a better emotional sense of well-being amongst our population and I am glad to see that reduction until the end of June." 

Tod hopes in July, August, and September that the downward trend will continue.    

"All the things we experienced during COVID-19 have changed as we leave the true COVID-19 environment," said Tod. 

"I believe the fact that we are returning to normal hopefully we see a reduction of violent crime in our community."


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