Langley property crime rates decline

Crime rates across the Fraser Valley have changed little since 2020, when crime was down considerably amid the pandemic.

By Tyler Olsen | October 27, 2021 |6:00 am

Property crime is down considerably in Langley so far this year, but violent crime is up, according to figures from the Abbotsford Police Department. Property crime rates through August plunged 13% in Langley, according to the numbers, which were released in a recent Abbotsford council agenda. Abbotsford retains the lowest property crime rate in the region, while Chilliwack has the highest. Violent crime in Langley has risen by 9% compared to last year, although its violent crime rate remains one of the lowest in the valley.

Again, Abbotsford has the lowest violent crime rate, while Chilliwack has the highest. Chilliwack’s violent crime rate is now three times that of its neighbour to the west. That crime rates remain similar to 2020 despite the lifting of many COVID restrictions is good news: In April we reported that crime rates had plunged in 2020 compared to its previous year.

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