General News · 23rd January 2017
In 2016, Quadra Island RCMP recorded the most calls for service since the adoption of our new records management system approximately 9 years ago. Quadra RCMP received a total of 927 total files (calls for service) for the year. Quadra RCMP is also responsible for Read and Cortes Island so of those 927 calls for service, 8 of them were for Read Island and 153 of them were for Cortes Island. Calls for service can range from anything from a reported theft, break and enter, assault, impaired driver, keep the peace, motor vehicle accident, sudden deaths, mental health act, illegal hunting or assisting other detachments with investigations involving people that reside in our area and the list goes on. In total, police laid Criminal Code or Motor Vehicle Act charges in 51 of those 927 calls for service but this does not include violation tickets or warnings that are issued during regular traffic stops. I have added a brief break down of some of the statistics (these are for Quadra, Cortes,and Read Island combined (These are just a few):
14 - Break and enters (includes businesses,residences,cabins and other buildings)
36 - Assaults
45 - Thefts
19 - Motor Vehicle Accidents
1 - Criminal Code Impaired
10 - Missing Persons Investigations
23 - 90 Day Immediate Roadside prohibitions (IRPs)
14 - 3 Day Immediate Roadside Prohibitions
5 - 24 hour suspensions from alcohol
1 - 24 hour suspension from drugs
These statistics can be broken down even more and do not include calls for service where police could have laid charges but did not lay charges in cases such as possession of marihuana, open liquor, and obstructing a police officer, intoxicated in public, and causing a disturbance to name a few. Depending on your view of these statistics, I can tell you that the crime rate for Quadra, Read, and Cortes Island is very low and this is the safest community I have ever had the pleasure of policing. If you have any questions feel free to contact me.
If you have any information regarding an incident or crime please contact the Quadra RCMP at 250-285-3631 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.