While a small group of people are generating a large amount of calls for the Greater Victoria region, Victoria police refer many calls to social-service agencies in an effort to better serve the individual and the community.
“Unfortunately, with folks who are addicted to drugs or alcohol, there tends to be co-morbidity between that and criminal activity,” he said. “If you’re unstably housed and mentally ill, you’re at greater risk of drug addiction and therefore more likely to commit petty crime.”
Read the article: 10 criminals generate a large volume of police calls in Greater Victoria
Source: Times Colonist
Author: Derek Spalding