Victoria, BC – In response to a number of requests from media and the public, VicPD has released crime statistics during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The statistics are broken down by call category. The time period for these statistics is March 15-May 2, with a comparison between 2019 and 2020. These numbers reflect crime reports, which are actual reports generated by officers who attend to a call for service. These statistics reflect crime in Victoria and Esquimalt.

Check well being calls are the only category which counts calls for service, rather than crime reports. Mental health related calls are not considered a crime statistic, but are included in the chart to demonstrate the numbers in that category.

A table of the crime and call statistics is below.


Call Category

March 15-May 2, 2019 March 15-May 2, 2020

% Change

Business Break & Enter




Theft Of Auto

26 37


Theft From Auto

238 301



187 262


Robbery 16 25 56%
Sexual Assault 20 11 -45%
Assault 186 192 3%
Domestic Assault 3 2 -33%
Domestic Dispute 122 147 20%
Check Well Being* 596 548 -8%
Impaired Driving 37 30 -19%
Mental Health Related 79 95 20%

*Check Well Being numbers refer to calls for service, not crime reports.

Property crime, including business break and enters and theft from auto, have increased over this time period. It is important to remember to secure your valuables, and to leave nothing in plain sight within a vehicle. It is also recommended that you keep track of serial numbers for valuable items, by photograph or other means. In the event you are the victim of property crime, a recorded serial number will assist VicPD in returning recovered stolen property.