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Crime on the rise in Timmins

Crime is on the rise in Timmins, according to a recently released report by the Timmins Police. There were around 25 per cent more criminal charges laid in 2015 than in 2014, which equals out to just under 700 charges. That includes a 26 per cent increase in domestic violence charges.

The 2015 annual report also showed there were more car crashes, with a two per cent hike. However, there was only one fatal crash within Timmins in all of 2015. The intersection that had the highest number of collisions was Riverside and Shirley Street.

Also outlined in the annual report is the amount of drugs seized in 2015. Police confiscated over $700,000 in drugs, which includes $71,000 of Fentanyl, $166,000 worth of pot, and $250,000 of meth.

You can check out the full report online: TPS 2015 Annual Report.


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