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Brandon Police report an uptick in violent crimes

22.11.2018 13:59
By: Frank McGwire

BPS data shows increases in several types of crimes


Brandon, MB (CKLQ) - Violent crimes are on the rise in Brandon.

According to recent data on the Brandon Police Service website, several categories of such crimes are showing an increase this year.

BPS data shows an uptick in assaults, sexual offences and attempted murders.

Five attempted murder charges have been documented up to the end of October 2018 compared to just one in 2017.

Another violent crime category involves suspects concealing weapons including another such incident which occurred this week.

Police report a 55% increase in that category compared to this time last year.