A Report on the Utility of the Automated Licence Plate Recognition System in British Columbia

With the high rate of auto theft in British Columbia and the general risk to the public from unlicenced, prohibited, or uninsured drivers, the RCMP, other municipal police forces, and the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia continue to develop and test a myriad of strategies to keep citizens safe. One such strategy is the deployment […]

Revisiting Hydroponic Cultivation Equipment Outlets in British Columbia, Alberta, and Washington State

This report describes the results of a study that examined the number of hydroponic shops in British Columbia in comparison to the number of such shops within the borders of its two major neighbors, Washington State and Alberta. In doing so, the report provides an update to a very similar examination conducted in the fall […]

Responding to the Dangers of Methamphetamine

The intention of this report is to collect and provide information on the use and production of methamphetamine, and the best practices currently in use in many jurisdictions to respond to its use, production, and distribution. In addition, this report provides direction to communities wishing to develop their own response to methamphetamine. This report was […]

Motor Vehicle Theft: An Analysis of Recovered Vehicles in the Fraser Valley

Motor vehicle theft is one of the most commonly reported crimes in Canada. In British Columbia, an estimated 48 vehicles are stolen every day. Vehicles are typically stolen for three reasons: recreation, transportation, or profit. Vehicles stolen for recreation primarily involve youth attempting to establish status among peers. This form of motor vehicle theft involves […]

Public Safety Survey: Kamloops Area

This report presents the results of a public safety survey conducted by the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University College of the Fraser Valley for the Kamloops Detachment of the RCMP. The purpose of the survey was to describe Kamloops residents’ feelings about their own personal safety and the nature and extent […]

Public Safety Survey: Penticton Area

This report presents the results of a public safety survey conducted by the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University College of the Fraser Valley for the Penticton Detachment of the RCMP. The purpose of the survey was to describe Penticton residents’ feelings about their own personal safety and the nature and extent […]

Public Safety Survey: Terrace Area

This report presents the results of a public safety survey conducted by the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University College of the Fraser Valley for the Terrace Detachment of the RCMP. The purpose of the survey was to describe Terrace residents’ feelings about their own personal safety and the nature and extent […]