RCMP report highlights crime reduction in Leduc

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Crime in Leduc is decreasing, according to the Leduc RCMP's presentation to City Council on Monday, April 29. 

The RCMP report shows a 10 per cent decrease in total Criminal Code offences from January to March 2024 when compared to the same time in 2023. This includes:

  • 12 per cent decrease in break and enters
  • 33 per cent decrease in motor vehicle theft
  • 40 per cent decrease in theft under $5,000

"We're all quite pleased to see crime statistics declining in Leduc," says City of Leduc Mayor Bob Young. "Trends presented by the RCMP indicate we are headed in the right direction and pinpoint areas where we will continue to focus our efforts to enhance community safety for all." 

In recent months, improving safety downtown has been of special interest for the City and RCMP and has resulted in the following actions: 

  • Downtown was added to the Crim Reduction Unit's priorities.
  • RCMP and community Peace Officers work various shifts downtown to patrol, including overtime shifts, and take a zero-tolerance approach
  • RCMP have returned to mandatory patrols for at least 30 minutes. All business units at the detachment are working together to support clients in need while reducing crime and supporting safety downtown.

"This decrease in crime is due to our targeted approach to crime reduction along with joint forces operations and our strong relationships in the community," says Staff Sergeant Brent Meyer, Central Alberta District Advisory NCO. "We will continue to evaluate our priorities in order to further reduce crime and ensure community safety and well-being." 

The City of Leduc and the Leduc RCMP want to help create a safe environment for our whole community that will deter unwanted criminal activity. Everyone has a role to play, and residents are encouraged to report suspicious and criminal activity to the RCMP.

Media inquiries:  
City of Leduc: media@leduc.ca 
RCMP: Cheri-Lee Smith, Community Policing/Victim Services Liaison/Public Information Officer at cheri-lee.smith@rcmp-grc.gc.ca