Friday, July 19, 2024

Ottawa street crime has actually dropped since Truckers Convoy arrived: police data

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Preliminary data show police-reported street crime actually fell since the blockade began, Blacklock’s Reporter writes today.

“The district saw 31 police calls for robbery, assault, drug trafficking, public drunkenness, stolen vehicles, store break-ins and other crimes in the week prior to the protest. There were three reports of street crime since the protest began for mischief, robbery and auto theft. Police yesterday said data were incomplete,” Blacklock’s reports.

“There have been no riots, injuries or deaths,” Police Chief Peter Sloly testified Wednesday at the municipal Police Services Board. “We are arresting, charging and investigating bad actors.”

All charges against truckers to date involved routine traffic violations or breach of a local noise bylaw for horn honking.