July 24, 2020 Media Release

Winnipeg Police Service 2019 Annual Statistical Report

The Winnipeg Police Service has released its 2019 Annual Statistical Report.  The findings show that violent crimes and property crimes continue to be a serious problem in Winnipeg.
Both categories remain significantly above their 5-year averages.

Crime Category

2019 Actuals

2018-2019 % Change

% Difference / 5-yr Average

Violent Crimes

10 878

4.0%

17.0%

Property Crimes

51 483

14.8%

47.6%

Other Crimes

5 674

-0.5%

7.5%

Drug Crimes

564

-18.3%

-42.3%

Total Crimes

69 294

10.0%

34.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calls for service have increased.  Five-year averages in those categories remain elevated as well.

Calls for Service

2019

2018-2019 % Change

% Difference over 5-year Average

Total Calls to the Communications Centre

648 247

4.8%

13.5%

Total Events – Citizen-generated & Police-initiated

231 670

2.9%

6.5%

Total Citizen-generated Events

156 158

4.2%

9.0%

Total Police-initiated Events

75 512

0.3%

1.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The annual report can be viewed in its entirety in the WPS website: https://www.winnipeg.ca/police/AnnualReports/2019/2019AR.pdf

For information on Crime Prevention please visit: https://www.winnipeg.ca/police/tblofcontents/Takeaction.stm


Homicide – Investigation: C20-173625

On July 23, 2020, at approximately 5:25 p.m., Winnipeg Police responded to a report of a male stabbed in a parking lot at the northwest corner of Lagimodiere Boulevard and Fermor Avenue.

An adult male was transported to hospital in critical condition but succumbed to his injuries. The victim has been identified as Ryan Kelly LEGARY, 43.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Homicide Unit. Detectives are asking that anyone who may have been in the area during this time to contact either the homicide unit at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477) if they believe they have any information that could assist with the investigation.



Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Dani McKinnon, Public Information Officer
Constable Claude Chancy, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

Office: 204-986-3061
E-mail: WPS-PIO@winnipeg.ca