Crime decreased by nine per cent in the Halifax area in 2013 compared to the year before, Halifax Regional Police said Tuesday.

Cst. Pierre Bourdages said overall crime fell nine per cent when comparing 2012 to 2013.

Violent crime is down seven per cent. That includes:

  • Homicides down 27 per cent (from 11 in 2012 to eight in 2013).
  • Robberies down 14 per cent.
  • Assaults down seven per cent.

However, attempted homicides were up 60 per cent (from 23 in 2012 to 37 in 2013). You can see the full statistics here

Property crime fell eight per cent, while frauds rose nine per cent year-on-year.