Calls to police and domestic violence calls in Niagara

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These have remained relatively stable since the year 2000 and are approximately 131,000 a year for 2007; 130,085 in 2008 and 124,104 in 2009.

Table 6.6 Total criminal offences and annual calls to police for service in Niagara 2000-2007

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Total criminal offences
29,20128,750 30,98230,281 30,41929,702 30,67428,349 28,10225,284 27,23225,715 27,43026,834 Proj.26,69425,982 26,282 Proj24,757
Total calls to police for service
128,215 132,955 132,926 136,139 133,238 131,044 131,884 131,641 130,085 124,104

Calls for service by year

NOTE: Calls to the NRPS for service involving the Mental Health Act increased approximately 25% in the period August, 2009 to August, 2010 and the number of calls for service in relation to missing persons in both years was just under 750. Source: Niagara Region Report #215-2010. A new program called COAST Niagara is being initiated in 2011, whereby police officers, nurses and mental health workers  will work as a team on a mobile unit to respond to mental health crisis calls.

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