DAWSON CREEK -- Calls for service in Dawson Creek have increased since last year despite calls for specific crimes dropping.  

Dawson Creek RCMP said the reason for this is due to “unspecified assistance” calls which are reports that aren’t classified as criminal offences.

This includes requests for rides and calls for suspicious behaviour.

Mounties said the calls show that the public is being sage and still contacting the police.

They said the calls could also explain the decrease in calls for crime.

Vehicle theft and break and enter crimes have dropped by over 25 percent since 2022.

Drug possession and drug trafficking have decreased by 33 per cent.

However, assault calls rose in 2023 by 5 per cent.

Sex assault reports also increased by 22 per cent.

The Dawson Creek RCMP said the sexual calls have declined over the past few months.