Crime in Gibbons has gone down drastically.
Members of the RCMP were on hand at the Gibbons Town Council meeting on Wednesday (Jan.10) to present them with the 2017 stats.
Among the many categories discussed, the majority decreased, including property crimes which went from 156 incidents in 2016 to 116 in 2017.
"I think it shows a significant improvement by our local police force," said Dan Deck, Gibbons’ mayor. "It's good to see the statistics and everything and I hope it continues that way."
Total criminal code offences were down from 233 in 2016 to 171 in 2017.
Persons offences did go up by three in 2017 (36), but compared to 2013 (65) and 2015 (57) the numbers are largely down.
Deck added he hopes people continue to report crime, so they can continue make their community safer.