Crime an issue in Island Lakes
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This article was published 30/12/2019 (1247 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
The Christmas season is a time spent with loved ones where everyone should feel happy, safe and secure.
Unfortunately, crime has been a serious issue in our province lately, so I want you to know that both I and our provincial government are taking this matter very seriously.
Our Safer Streets, Safer Lives Action Plan will crack down on drug dealers victimizing our communities and make downtown Winnipeg safe again. But downtown is not the only area that needs improvement, as there have been rashes of crime right in our very own community.
Within the past few years, there has been an ongoing theft ring, which has been breaking into cars in Island Lakes, and wreaking havoc on our neighbourhood. With the increase in smash-and-grab crimes across the city, you may have noticed an increased police presence at retail locations around town, including our area. Unfortunately, that means that there is no area in our city that is devoid of crime.
Despite what appears to be a current increase in non-violent crime, Manitoba’s violent crime rate has actually declined 10 per cent over the last decade, and declined six per cent in Winnipeg alone, but there is much more work to do.
Our government will be investing an additional $10 million in a comprehensive strategy to combat drug dealers. This strategy includes more enforcement, increased co-ordination between police and business owners, and enhanced resources for the public safety investigations unit.
I look forward to these initiatives being put in place as they will make our community a much safer place to raise our families and enjoy our lives.
In closing, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a safe, healthy and Happy New Year.
Lagimodière constituency report
Andrew Smith is the PC MLA for Lagimodière.