Cornwall crime down in 2014

Cornwall Deputy Police Chief Danny Aikman, left, and Chief Dan Parkinson during a police board meeting on Jan. 28, 2015. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – The final statistics for 2014 are in and crime in Cornwall was down overall in the Seaway City, in some cases as much as 22 per cent.

The Cornwall Police Services Board reviewed the year-end report at its meeting Wednesday morning.

When it comes to adult crime, violent crime was down 7.9 per cent (70 occurrences), property crimes were down 21.2 per cent (388 occurrences), other crimes were down 22.3 per cent (226 occurrences) and drug violations dropped 17.2 per cent (21 occurrences) compared to 2013.

As for youth crime, violent crime dropped 20 per cent (22 occurrences), property crime was off 37.7 per cent (58 occurrences) and other crimes shrunk 30.4 per cent (42 occurrences).

The only rise in youth crime was drug violations, which jumped 22.2 per cent (six occurrences).

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