The LaSalle Police Service and the Town of LaSalle are pleased to announce that the Canadian Centre for Justice and Community Safety Statistics has released the Crime Severity Index rankings for 2020, ranking the Town of LaSalle as the third safest community in Canada.
The Crime Severity Index is compiled using the uniform crime reporting data from all of the 325 police services across the country. According to Canadian Centre for Justice and Community Safety Statistics, the Crime Severity Index tracks the changes in the severity of crime, not just the volume. It is designed to measure the change in the overall seriousness of crime from one year to the next, as well as relative differences in the seriousness of crime across the country. It measures both violent and non-violent crimes.
“When I am talking to the residents of our community, they often tell me how safe they feel. We thank the members of the LaSalle Police Service for their commitment and dedication to ensuring our safety. The Crime Severity Index confirms that LaSalle Police Service is providing effective programs and services within our community,” said Mayor Marc Bondy.
“We are pleased that the Town of LaSalle consistently ranks as having one of the lowest rates of crime in the country especially as we navigate this global pandemic and its effect on our operations, staff and community at large. As always, the LaSalle Police Service remains committed to ensuring and maintaining the public’s trust, confidence and support through effective community partnerships, policing strategies, transparency and accountability,” said Acting Chief Duncan Davies.
The LaSalle Police Service extends their sincere thanks the residents we serve for your ongoing support. We would also like to thank all of the officers, support staff and police services board for your continued commitment to this community.
The Town of LaSalle…Healthy, Vibrant, Caring…what a great place to live!