Calls for police services down this year

Crime in Victoria and Esquimalt is down eight per cent overall

Crime in Victoria and Esquimalt is down eight per cent overall between January and May 2011, compared to the same period last year. The number of crimes against people, crimes against property and traffic offences were all down from last year, though other types of offences increased, such as indecent acts, which doubled because of reports of a man masturbating at bus stops. Drug offences are also up from last year, though Insp. Clark Russell attributed the increase to more police-initated drug busts.