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Aggravated Assault: Saskatoon

Restructuring of police force has put 32 more cops on the street


 

The Problem: Data from 2007, which is the most current available from Statistics Canada, puts Saskatoon’s rate of aggravated assaults per 100,000 residents at 341 per cent above the national average. That’s an increase over 2006, when the rate was  204 per cent above the national average, putting Saskatoon in second place behind Regina.

What’s being done to deal with it: Aggravated assaults are a particular area of focus for the Saskatoon police, says Alyson Edwards, the department’s public affairs manager . What makes dealing with this type of crime tough, says Edwards, is that it often “occurs between people who know each other,” and can involve substance abuse, making it “very difficult to prevent.” But she says a complete restructuring of the police force, implemented in June 2007, has “increased our presence and our visibility overall,” and significantly reduced the number of every category of violent crime. The new plan divided the city into three distinct districts, allowing police to identify problem areas and redeploy officers accordingly; a change that has resulted in 32 more cops on the streets. At the same time, police implemented a computerized analysis system to compile daily crime statistics. “Often times,” says Edwards, “[the police] stop trends before they begin.”

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Aggravated Assault: Saskatoon

  1. The police in Saskatoon are young with attitudes and seem more worried about reflectors on motorcycles then real crimes that make this city ranked # 1 in crime.

  2. the saskatoon police area bunch of recists, REAL TALK!

  3. the saskatoon police are a bunch of racists and have killed aboriginal people…all you have to do is remember the tragic stories about how they would kidnap aboriginees off the winter streets and make them strip naked 20kms out and walk it back to the city with nothing on! there is no police in saskatoon and there never will be…the police need to be locked up first and then call in some police from detroit cause thats where saskatoon is at NOW! REAL TALK—the police should have known and so should the government, SHAME ON THEM!!

    • bad cops are someday going to answer to the creature they can try getting peace now but they don't have till they admit wrong to judge then god.this is their suffering daily when they put on a badge.

  4. A 2009 report based on 2007 data. Is this the best we can do? lame

  5. Its a proven statistic that Aboriginal crime is on the rise in Saskatoon. Its not racist if the police arrest a criminal who happens to be aboriginal. Not saying all aboriginal people are criminals, and I'm not saying all other people are not. Its just not right to call a police officer racist for arresting an aboriginal criminal.

  6. I never thought Saskatoon police could be so brutal. Interesting article though. I really enjoyed reading it.

  7. I live in Saskatoon 20 years..all i seen is Saskatoon police getting worst and worst..they are same as criminal……………maybe worst Cuz they have guns…..

  8. The police in Saskatoon are young with attitudes and all they know is sitting on the roadside then set up the speeding trap and hand out tickes to everyone they can. They never try to catch criminal………….
    Bad cops are someday going to answer to the creature they can try getting peace now but they don't have till they admit wrong to judge then god.this is their suffering daily when they put on a badge

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