Date: Friday, Sept 8, 2023 

Victoria, BC – VicPD has published and presented the 2023 Q2 Community Safety Report Cards (CSRC) for Victoria and Esquimalt. 

On Thursday, September 7, Chief Del Manak presented the 2023 Q2 CSRC to Victoria City Council, wrapping up the Q2 reporting period. The 2023 Q2 CSRC for Esquimalt was presented on August 21.  

Both reports can be accessed on Open VicPD, the one-top hub for information about the Victoria Police Department.   

Highlights from the report card include updated information from Stats Canada on crime incidents, crime rate, and crime severity index, and updated data from VicPD on overtime costs, deployable officer strength, and the results of the VicPD Community Survey.  

Notably, deployable officer strength was still below average in 2022, with just 76% of officers fully deployable to policing duties with no restrictions. VicPD is committed to bringing officers safely back to work and has invested in several initiatives, most recently an in-house psychologist and a reintegration officer, to support officers and staff. 

The report cards also provide a summary of notable files, crime prevention efforts and community engagement activities in the City and Township from April to June 2023.  

The 2023 Q3 CSRCs will be presented in late November. 


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