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VPD priority calls response time slower last year than 2017: report

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VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Twenty-one seconds, that’s how much longer it took on average for police in Vancouver to respond to priority calls last year compared to 2017.

The latest performance report for the VPD shows response times for priority one calls during 2018 were 3.7 per cent slower than the year before.

(VPD Performance Indicators Report)

The numbers will be reviewed by the police board on Thursday.

Other stats to be discussed include the city recording 15 homicides compared to 19 in 2017 and the overall property crime rate rising 1.5 per cent. Numbers also showed a 16 per cent jump in car break-ins.

The report is produced quarterly and it reviews among other things violent and property crime, apprehensions under the Mental Health Act, calls for service, average priority 1 response time, traffic fatalities.