Crime Against Persons
What are we tracking?The Brandon Police Service records all crimes against persons. These include homicides, attempted murders, sexual offences, assaults, robbery, uttering threats, forcible confinement and other deprivation of freedom offences, extortion, intimidation, criminal harassment, harassing communications, disregard for human life and abandoning child.
How are we measuring this?These offences are recorded in our records management system called PROS (Police Reporting Occurrence System). These incidents are compiled into a report on a monthly basis. (Note: These numbers are based on the total calls received, not the number of charges laid).
What progress are we making?In 2018, the total number of calls the Brandon Police Service received pertaining to crimes against persons was 937. The Brandon Police Service Executive utilizes this information as part of intelligence-led policing initiatives. When spikes in crimes against persons are identified, the most suitable strategies and operational directives are always developed, including: enhanced patrols in high-target areas and other Police initiatives (that will not be disclosed for operational security reasons)
Please note that the Brandon Police Service Scorecard totals may be subject to change to more accurately reflect our Records Management System. Enquiries regarding these changes can be directed to the Brandon Police Service Media Relations Officer.