Certain crimes are decreasing in Morinville.
Police presented their quarterly update to council on Tuesday (Jun.26) and multiple offenses dropped significantly.
"Persons crimes are down 17 per cent, which is really, really pleasing to hear," said Morinville councillor Stephen Dafoe.
From January to May, assaults were down from 32 in 2017 to 20 in 2018. In the same timeframe, sexual assaults were down from nine to seven and robbery was down from three to no incidents.
"Criminals don't like the cold as much I guess," laughed Dafoe. "It will be interesting to see if the downward trend continues throughout the summer. I certainly hope so."
Other categories that dropped significantly include missing people, from 12 to six and fraud cases which went down from 14 to eight.
Theft over $5000, offensive weapons and liquor act violations were all down as well.