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2021 Annual Report

Comparing Crime Statistics

Crime statistics in this report should not be compared to statistics from previous Annual Statistical Reports due to changes in counting rules.

It is also not recommended that the crime statistics in this report be compared to crime statistics prepared by other agencies due to the fact that different methods of categorization, geographic, technical data, and time constraints may affect the outcome.

Although comparing exact numbers is not recommended, the general trends and magnitude of change should be similar regardless of the counting method.

Detailed information pertaining to Statistics Canada crime reporting methodology can be found in the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey documents posted on Statistics Canada website.

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Colour Breakdown for Statistics

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2019 Statistics

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2020 Statistics

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2021 Statistics

Acronyms

CCC = Criminal Code of Canada

ADLS = Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension

YCJA = Youth Criminal Justice Act

R.I.D.E. = Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere

Message from the Chair

Sault Ste. Marie Police Services Board

Message from the Chief

Chief Hugh Stevenson, M.O.M., Ed.D

Organizational Structure

Organization Chart - Revised June 29, 2020

Board Members

2021 Board Members

Calls For Service

Calls for Service ↑
%

The below numbers represent our Top 10 calls for service where the violation (criminal or non-criminal) is the most serious in a single occurrence.

Calls For Service 2021

Calls For Service 2020

Calls For Service 2019

Generated Occurrences

Kevin Powe

Includes: Calls for Service, Proactive Initiatives and Administrative Occurrences

Prince Township Statistics

Calls for Service ↓
%

Total Incidents

Prince Township – Top Five Calls 2021

Prince Township – Top Five Calls 2020

Prince Township – Top Five Calls 2019

Other includes: Dangerous conditions, Mental Health Act, Focused Patrol, Person Welfare Checks, Suspicious Persons, 911 Call/911 Hang-Up, Attempt/Threat of Suicide, Phone Calls, Family Disputes, Trespass to Property Act, Landlord/Tenant Problem, Ambulance Assist

Other Criminal Code includes: Abduction, Arson, Attempt Murder, Bail Violations, Breach of Probation, Child Pornography, Disturb the Peace, Fraud, Harassment, Homicide, Impaired Operation, Kidnapping, Luring, Indecent Acts, Mischief, Public Morals, Sexual Assault, Threats, Obstruct Police Officer

Fast Facts

Offensive Weapons ↑
%
Calls for Service ↑
%
Criminal Charges Total ↓
%
RIDE Checks ↑
%
Highway Traffic Act Tickets
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Drugs Seized ↓
%

2021
$511,236

Motor Vehicle Collisions ↓
%
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Public Complaints ↑
%
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Integrated Municipal Enforcement Team (IMET)

Assists
Intimate Partner Violence ↓
%
Prince Township Calls for Service ↓
%
ESU Call Outs ↓
Bike Patrol Shifts
June 2021 - Sept. 2021
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Online Reportings
Total Website Sessions

Crimes of Violence

ESU - Door Breach
Offensive Weapons ↑
%
Total Crimes of Violence ↑
%
Homicide ↑
Attempt Murder ↑
Robbery ↑
Assaults ↓
Sexual Assault ↑
Abduction ↓
Offensive Weapons ↑
Domestic Disputes ↓

Drugs

Value of Drugs Seized

2019
$171,660

2020
$728,413

2021
$511,236

Property Crimes

Property Crimes ↑
%

COVID-19

Officer with a mask
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COVID-19

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2017 10 11 12 13 15 16
2018 10 11 12 13 15 16
2019 10 11 12 13 15 16

Mental Health

Crisis Workers with Officers
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2017 10 11 12 13 15 16
2018 10 11 12 13 15 16
2019 10 11 12 13 15 16

*The percentages of the calls that the Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Team (MCRRT) took are for reportable Mental Health Act and Person Well-Being Check occurrences only.

Canine Unit

Canine Unit Tracking

In 2019, 2020, and 2021 Canine Officer Constable Dan Turco and Police Service Dogs (PSD) Justice and Hektor responded to calls for service.

 

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Integrated Municipal Enforcement Team (IMET)

Officers with By-Law Officers

In 2020, Sault Police along with Sault Fire Services, City of Sault Ste. Marie Building and By-Law, the housing commission and other partners formed the Integrated Municipal Enforcement Team (IMET).

This enforcement oriented team brings together all agencies with enforcement mandates, with the support of other partner agencies, to develop action plans in order to address a variety of community issues and concerns.

One of the duties of IMET will be to locate neglected properties and buildings in disrepair that are unsafe for tenants and community members.

The Community Safety Officers play a vital role with IMET as well as educating community members of crime prevention methods.

Properties Attended

Traffic Statistics

Officer with slow down sign
HIghway Traffic Act Tickets
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2017 10 11 12 13 15 16
2018 10 11 12 13 15 16
2019 10 11 12 13 15 16

Online Reporting

Dispatch

The Online Reporting system went live on June 26, 2020. Since that time members are constantly evaluating the process to determine the best way to provide service to the community.

This includes potential expansion of the number, and types of calls for service which can be reported online.

Currently community members can report specific crimes online, such as theft of property, allows frontline officers to respond to more serious calls in a more timely manner. Online Reporting expands our ability to more efficiently respond to calls for service.

Number of Reports
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2017 10 11 12 13 15 16
2018 10 11 12 13 15 16
2019 10 11 12 13 15 16

Our service launched its Online Reporting System in May 2020. Several types of reports can be filed online, including lost property, theft, and mischief to name a few. Bicycle registration can also be done online.

*The option to report break and enter occurrences online became available in August 2020. These break and enters only include detached garages, sheds, and outbuildings - break and enters to residences and businesses are not eligible for online reporting at this time.

** The option to report bail violation occurrences online, through John Howard Society only, became available in 2021.

Bike Patrol

Two Officers on bicycle patrol

June 2021 - September 2021

Dayshifts

Motor Vehicle Collisions

Traffic Officer
Property Damage ↓
Non Fatal Injury ↑
Fatal

Nature of Collisions

R.I.D.E. and Driving Offences Statistics

RIDE - Sgt. Dubie

R.I.D.E. Program

*Due to Legislative ammendments, reporting structures have changed.

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Driving Offences

Use of Force

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The total number of Use of Force Reports does not equal the total number of occurrences where force was used.

Complaints

Rain Jackets

Public Complaints

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2017 10 11 12 13 15 16
2018 10 11 12 13 15 16
2019 10 11 12 13 15 16

Results of Complaints

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2017 10 11 12 13 15 16
2018 10 11 12 13 15 16
2019 10 11 12 13 15 16

Website and Social Media

Officer Smiling

In January 2020 we launched a new website, saultpolice.ca. The rebranded site refreshed our online presence. Our main site, along with our social media platforms, @SaultPolice on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, allows us to connect with our community in a more immediate and personal way.

Total Sessions
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2017 10 11 12 13 15 16
2018 10 11 12 13 15 16
2019 10 11 12 13 15 16

Facebook

Page Likes ↑

Increase in Overall Page Likes

Page and Profile Visits 40,153 198% ↑

Page Reach - 559,921 8.3% ↑

Most Popular Post

September 1, 2021 – Proactive Vehicle Enforcement

69,054 people reached
17,087 thousand post clicks
3,594 likes and reactions

"Today officers with Traffic Services are working alongside the Ontario Provincial Police and Ontario Transportation conducting a proactive initiative to inspect motor vehicles for modified or removed mufflers. Vehicles officers will be inspecting include commercial motor vehicles, passenger vehicles, and motorcycles.

We, along with our enforcement partners, continue to receive complaints of vehicles with aftermarket mufflers or without  mufflers at all, which creates excessive noise in our community.

If you are caught with an aftermarket muffler, or without a muffler on your vehicle, you could face a fine of $110."

Instagram

Top Three Most Viewed Posts

September 3, 2021 - Dynamic Patrol Initiative Video - 1,320 views
August 11, 2021 - Heavy Rainfall Public Safety Video - 1,170 views
March 11, 2021 - March in Like a Lion Weather Video - 1,034 views

Twitter

Tesla Nissan Toyota Honda Mazda Ford
2017 10 11 12 13 15 16
2018 10 11 12 13 15 16
2019 10 11 12 13 15 16

*An impression represents how far a tweet has gone. It is the number of times the tweet has appeared on a timeline as the tweet continues to be liked and shared.

Intimate Partner Violence

*Note - Previously Intimate Partner Violence was tracked as Domestic Violence. The previous classification has been updated throughout the report to reflect the change. Data tracking rules have not been altered.

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2017 10 11 12 13 15 16
2018 10 11 12 13 15 16
2019 10 11 12 13 15 16

YCJA Diversion Program

Hires, Promotions, and Awards

New officer with badge

New Hires

Promotions

Inspector

Inspector

Year Amount
20191
20201
20210
Staff Sergeant

Staff Sergeant

Year Amount
20193
20202
20212
Sergeant

Sergeant

Year Amount
20194
20204
20210

Awards

30-years

30 Years Bar

Year Amount
20195
20204
20210
20-years

20 Years Bar

Year Amount
20195
20204
20211
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25 Years City Service

Year Amount
20191
20208
20210
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25 Years Civilian

Year Amount
20191
20201
20210

Crime Stoppers

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2017 10 11 12 13 15 16
2018 10 11 12 13 15 16
2019 10 11 12 13 15 16

Budget

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2017 10 11 12 13 15 16
2018 10 11 12 13 15 16
2019 10 11 12 13 15 16

Yearend Statistics

Officer conducting traffic stop

Crime Stats

The below numbers represent only the most serious criminal violation in a single occurrence.

Crimes of Violence

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2017 10 11 12 13 15 16
2018 10 11 12 13 15 16
2019 10 11 12 13 15 16

Crimes of Property

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2017 10 11 12 13 15 16
2018 10 11 12 13 15 16
2019 10 11 12 13 15 16

**Totals included in primary classification

Drugs

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2017 10 11 12 13 15 16
2018 10 11 12 13 15 16
2019 10 11 12 13 15 16

Total Crimes

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2017 10 11 12 13 15 16
2018 10 11 12 13 15 16
2019 10 11 12 13 15 16

Other Stats

The below numbers represent any occurrence where these non-criminal classifications have been captured. These classifications may not be the most serious violation on the occurrence, therefore, these may be included under one of the above criminal violations in our crime statistics.

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2017 10 11 12 13 15 16
2018 10 11 12 13 15 16
2019 10 11 12 13 15 16

*Portions may be contained in other Criminal Offences

**Note - Previously Intimate Partner Violence was tracked as Domestic Violence. The previous classification has been updated throughout the report to reflect the change. Data tracking rules have not been altered.

Intimate Partner Violence, Mental Health Act and Motor Vehicle Collisions not included in Total Crimes

Courthouse

Court Hours

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2017 10 11 12 13 15 16
2018 10 11 12 13 15 16
2019 10 11 12 13 15 16

Authorized Personnel

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2017 10 11 12 13 15 16
2018 10 11 12 13 15 16
2019 10 11 12 13 15 16