Surrey RCMP say violent crime is down in the city while murders and property crime are on the rise
Sgt. Dale Carr has released the second quarter crime stats.
He says property crime is in fact up across the region.
“We saw a spike in the South Surrey area in this quarter where cars were being broken into, but they were left insecure on the driveway. People (are) feeling secure enough to leave it insecure on the driveway, but that’s still an open invitation for someone to rumble through.”
Carr says six people have been murdered in the last three months, but year-to-date, murders are down 42 per cent when compared to last year.