Scarborough in 2013 is off to a good start on reported crime, with statistics from its three police divisions showing almost every category down from the previous year.
Overall, crimes in the area recorded up to Feb. 5 are down 48.1 per cent compared with 2012.
Toronto police’s 42 Division (north of Hwy. 401) is reporting a 48.8 per cent drop; 41 Division (south of the 401 and west of Brimley Road) has a decrease of 47.5 per cent; and 43 Division (south of the 401 and east of Brimley) reporting a 48.1 per cent decline.
Police posted the statistics for each division this week including year-to-date differences in murder, sexual assault, robbery, breaking and entering, auto theft and theft over.
The sole exception to the downward trend is sexual assaults within 43 Division. Ten had been reported this year, compared to seven by this week in 2012.
Scarborough, which saw three murders in 2012 by Feb. 5, has so far recorded none in 2013.