Crime dips in 2012

After a lousy start to the year, crime ended up down in 12 Division, which includes Weston, say Toronto Police statistics.

The total number of crimes is down from 1423 to 1403, or 1.4%. Violent crimes are generally down: murders are down 40% (but only by two incidents); sexual assaults are down 11%; and assaults are down 6%.  The one exception was, of course, robberies. There were 10% more robberies this year, up from 166 to 182.

Auto thefts were also up (+8%), but other large thefts were down dramatically—thefts over $5000 were down 25%.