Alberta Crime Task Force
Crime is on the rise in Alberta, especially in rural communities.
According to the most recent Crime Severity Index from Statistics Canada, Alberta saw a shocking 18 per cent increase in reported crimes in 2015, including a 12 per cent increase in violent crimes.
Grande Prairie was recently rated the most dangerous city in Canada by StatsCanada, with both Red Deer and Edmonton well above the national average
In Amisk, Alberta, a town with a population of 200, a local bank was robbed for the second time in over a year.
The downturn in Alberta’s economy has been linked to the increase in crime across the province.
A recent report showed that the percentage of charges stayed or withdrawn in Alberta is at 35.5 per cent.
Victims continue to suffer while accused criminals walk the streets because of delays in our courts.
Our justice system is failing Albertans.
That’s why the Wildrose Caucus is launching the Alberta Crime Task Force, so we can lead new justice policy in our province.
Our MLAs want your voice heard! We will use your stories to build new recommendations to fix our justice system.
|Angela Pitt, MLA
Task Force Chair
Shadow Minister of Justice
& Solicitor General
Don MacIntyre, MLA