Statscan report supports Belleville Police's goal
Belleville’s bid to be the safest community in Ontario got a shot in the arm with the latest Stats Canada report on police-reported crime. Stats Canada released the 2018 Statistics for Police-Reported Crime as measured by both the crime rate and the Crime Severity Index (CSI). The CSI measures the volume and severity of police-reported crime in Canada. The greater Belleville area, which includes Quinte West, Stirling-Rawdon and Tyendinaga Townships, was one of three census metropolitan areas with the largest decreases in the CSI showing a 20 per cent decrease in the Crime Severity Index.