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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 […]

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 […]

A Review of the Research on the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E) Program

An increasing number of children and adolescents in Canada and the United States face a large number of social and psychological risk factors for substance use and abuse, such as alcohol and illicit drugs. These risk factors are challenging children and youth at a younger and younger age. According to Haans and Hotton (2004), there […]

A 30 Year Analysis of Police Service Delivery and Costing: “E” Division

Understanding current costs of police services requires an understanding of past costs and past demands for police services. This research explored how demands for police services from the RCMP in British Columbia varied over the past 30 years and whether the amount of work necessary to respond to calls for police services increased or decreased. […]