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The Winnipeg Police Services released the crime statistics for 2022, and there were significant increases in calls for service, violent crimes, and property crimes.

The Winnipeg police said;

    • Calls to the Communications Centre increased by 6% over 2021 and the five-year average (13.6%), with nearly 2000 calls being received daily on average.
    • Total crime increased over 2021 (+25.6%) and the five-year average (+17.0%), returning to the upward trend observed pre-pandemic.
    • Violent crime severity reached its highest level since 2009, including a record number of Homicides (53). Crimes committed with a knife increased by 12% over 2021, and the use of bear spray in violent crimes has doubled since 2019. Offenders on bail accounted for 1 in 5 cleared violent crimes.
    • Property crime increased over 2021 (32%), and the five-year average (20.3%) returned to its pre-pandemic upward trend. The recent historic low influenced the significant year-over-year percent change in 2021.
    • Youth crime increased over 2021 (+43.4%) but fell below the five-year average (-13.7%). Youth crime in Winnipeg had been declining steadily for many years, reaching a recent historic low in 2021.

The total number of dispatched events remained relatively unchanged from 2021; however, emergency dispatched events increased over 2021 (11.9%) and the five-year average (17.9%).

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