Public perception differs with crime

Statistics show overall local crime is declining, but that’s not how many Lethbridge residents see it.

About 41 per cent of residents surveyed believe crime has increased in the past year, according to an April 16 survey of community leaders. After almost 200 people were invited to a town hall meeting on behalf of the Lethbridge Regional Police Service last month, about 68 people attended to offer their feedback on community policing. Those survey results were publicly released Wednesday.

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