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More than 100 people gather for a rally on the Nanaimo Courthouse front lawn to demand action from government and the B.C. justice system to fight violent crime and restore a sense of community safety, Wednesday, Sept. 14. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Citizens rally in downtown Nanaimo to demand action to restore public safety

Rally outside courthouse a response to increase in violent crime

 

News Bulletin file photo

Statistics show violent crime severity up 44 per cent in Nanaimo

Nanaimo climbs up crime severity index, but underlying factors can skew the numbers

 

A report from Statistics Canada shows Kelowna with the highest rate in the country for 2021. (File photo)

Kelowna had Canada’s highest crime rate in 2021

Kelowna also ranked seventh worse in the country for violent crime

 

A burned port-a-potty on Bastion Street this week is being investigated as an arson. Mischief crimes topped the list of calls for police services in Nanaimo in the first three months of 2021, according to RCMP Insp. Lisa Fletcher, who presented a quarterly report to Nanaimo city council Monday, May 17. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Mischief calls up, thefts down to start 2021, reports Nanaimo RCMP

RCMP Insp. Lisa Fletcher presents quarterly crime statistics to Nanaimo city council

A burned port-a-potty on Bastion Street this week is being investigated as an arson. Mischief crimes topped the list of calls for police services in Nanaimo in the first three months of 2021, according to RCMP Insp. Lisa Fletcher, who presented a quarterly report to Nanaimo city council Monday, May 17. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Crime rates have remained fairly level in Victoria/Esquimalt for the last decade, but are significantly down from the decade before. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy)

Many Victoria residents falsely believe crime has increased, here’s why

Crime rates fairly level over last decade, significantly lower than two decades ago

Crime rates have remained fairly level in Victoria/Esquimalt for the last decade, but are significantly down from the decade before. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy)
Richmond RCMP Chief Superintendent Will Ng said, in March, the force received a stand-out number of seven reports of incidents that appeared to have “racial undertones.” (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

‘Racially motivated’ incidents on the rise in B.C’s 4th largest city: police

Three incidents in Richmond are currently being invested as hate crimes, says RCMP Chief Superintendent Will Ng

Richmond RCMP Chief Superintendent Will Ng said, in March, the force received a stand-out number of seven reports of incidents that appeared to have “racial undertones.” (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
Steve Tatoosh, Hupacasath chief councillor, holds two of the approximetely 1,400 sockeye salmon caught by a DFO test boat that were distributed to the nation’s members. KARLY BLATS PHOTO

Longtime B.C. First Nation chief charged after break-and-enter

Hupacasath First Nation’s Steven Tatoosh faces numerous charges following a Jan. 28 incident

Steve Tatoosh, Hupacasath chief councillor, holds two of the approximetely 1,400 sockeye salmon caught by a DFO test boat that were distributed to the nation’s members. KARLY BLATS PHOTO
Three people were arrested Wednesday after a stolen Honda Civic rammed and RCMP vehicle and crashed into a ditch in south Nanaimo. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

UPDATE: Nanaimo man facing charges after crashing stolen car

Brandon Sharp charged with dangerous driving, possession of stolen property

Three people were arrested Wednesday after a stolen Honda Civic rammed and RCMP vehicle and crashed into a ditch in south Nanaimo. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)
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