Crime & Disorder near the Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre’s Supervised Consumption Services (SCS) Facility

(2019)

The Calgary Police Service supports the medically endorsed, evidence-based spectrum of treatment and services designed to serve the needs of those with addiction-related issues, and the communities of which they are a part. The Service recognizes that supervised consumption sites are one piece of a broader set of programs, policies, and practices that fall under the umbrella of harm reduction.
On January 29, 2019, the Calgary Police Service released the report “Crime & Disorder near the Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre’s Supervised Consumption Services (SCS) Facility: 2018 Statistical Overview” which showed an increase in crime and disorder within the area over the three-year average. Since that report, the CPS has made concerted efforts to address crime and disorder issues while continuing to be actively engaged with community and agency partners.
The purpose of this report is to provide a statistical overview of reported crime and disorder for the 1st quarter (Q1) of 2019 in the 250m study area around the SCS. The statistics reported here are not directly comparable to the previous yearly report, as such, please see the Appendix for a quarterly and yearly comparisons. The analysis in this report includes a comparison of the study area to the Centre City and the rest of the city, and a timeline from January 2018 to March 2019. The findings show that increased police presence in 2019 corresponds to decreased crime and disorder issues.

Crime & Disorder near the Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre’s Supervised Consumption Services (SCS) Facility

Crime & Disorder near the Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre’s Supervised Consumption Services (SCS) Facility (367)

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