Violent crime is down, but property crime and mental health interactions with police are up in the city of Vancouver.
A staff report to the Vancouver Police Board shows the violent crime rate dropped more than 3% in 2015 compared to the year prior.
There were 16 homicides last year, compared to 10 in 2014.
Sexual offences are also down slightly, but the property crime rate increased 2.6%.
Break and Enters of businesses is up 8.5% while B and E’s of homes increased 4.2%
Police are also increasingly on the front lines when it comes to mental health issues, with officers apprehending someone under the Mental Health Act more than 3,000 times last year – a jump of more than 700 from just five years before.
Click to explore Vancouver’s 2015 crime statistics
See the VPD’s full report to the Police Board
With files from Simon Little