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Posted on: October 16, 2020

31% decrease in Crime: Slave Lake RCMP

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The Town of Slave Lake has seen a decrease of 23% in crime over the last 12 months, according to new stats released by the Slave Lake RCMP earlier this week.


According to the Slave Lake RCMP there has been a decrease of 31% in stolen vehicles over the last year, while there has been a 26 per cent decrease in both Break and Enters, and theft under $5000 in that same time frame.


The largest driving force behind the majority of crime in the Town of Slave Lake is Illegal drugs.


S/Sgt John Spaans of the Slave Lake RCMP said that there are numerous factors that have lead to the success in reducing crime rates in the Town.


  • Communication between businesses, council and the RCMP;
  • Businesses improving lighting, locking vehicles and installing deterrents (ie: cameras);
  • Nightly industrial patrols by the RCMP;
  • And Constant pressure on prolific offenders.  


Slave Lake Mayor Tyler Warman said that these numbers show that Slave Lake is working collaboratively to combat crime within the town’s boundaries, “One of the priorities Council has made was addressing crime in the Town of Slave Lake. These numbers show that working with stakeholders and the RCMP in a collaborate method has curved crime in the community.” 


Warman added that work is far from done, “We still have work to do to curb crime in Slave Lake. Council asks all residents to stay vigilant and if you see something say something. We are in this together.” 


Later this month S/Sgt Spaans will be transferring to the Central Alberta District of the RCMP, Mayor Warman would like to thank S/Sgt Spaans, “John’s commitment to the community and his leadership at the RCMP will be missed. Council and I wish him well in his future position.”

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