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Public Safety Survey: Burnaby

Satisfaction among the public with their local police is important as it effects confidence in the police to ensure public safety, increases public support for local police, and increases the public’s willingness to report crime and suspicious activity (Hinds, 2007). Research in Canada has consistently found a high level of public satisfaction with the police. […]

Public Safety, Victimization, and Perceptions of the Police in 8 RCMP Jurisdictions in British Columbia

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 in eight RCMP Detachment jurisdictions. The purpose of the survey was to describe residents’ feelings about their own personal safety and the nature and extent of victimization in […]

The Nature and Extent of Impaired Driving in RCMP Jurisdictions in British Columbia: A Review of Police Files

Impaired driving is a criminal offence that has the potential to both directly and indirectly affect many lives. Although reported rates of this dangerous activity have decreased over the past several decades, impaired driving continues to represent a large proportion of cases heard in court. However, there is a lack of research in Canada regarding […]

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 […]

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 […]