Local MP, police meet to discuss rising crime rates in Oakville

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Published May 16, 2024 at 6:42 pm

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Crime rates went up in Oakville in 2023 and Oakville MP Anita Ananda met with Halton Regional Police to discuss what can be done to get those numbers down.

Oakville MP Anita Anand sat down with Halton Regional Police Thursday (May 16) to talk about the rising crime in Oakville and what can be done to address the issue.

Halton police hosted the sit down to discuss collaboration, challenges, and opportunities in policing.

“Oakville residents are concerned about the rising incidences of crime in our beautiful community,” said Anand on the X social media site. “Today, I met with the district 2 @Halton Police to discuss collaborative solutions to address the issue.

“Blame won’t solve our problems; working together will.”

Halton police recently released its 2023 Annual Report on crime in Oakville, Burlington, Milton, and Halton Hills.

The report takes a deep dive into auto theft, break and enters, drugs, sexual assault, human trafficking, mental health, EDI, and victim support across the region.

In Oakville alone, property crime was up 13.3 percent in 2023 from 2022 (1,580 to 1,790), while crime overall in the town climbed 6.4 percent last year (2,131 to 2,268).

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