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A new report coming to the Vancouver Police Board shows significant drops in crime compared to 2010 as well as over a five-year period – a sign that the Vancouver Police Department’s crime strategy is working, says Mayor Gregor Robertson.
The report shows that since 2007, there has been a 29% drop in property crime, a 12% drop in violent crime, and a 52 second drop in response times, among others. There were also year-over-year decreases for property and violent crime between 2010 and 2011 in Vancouver.

“The VPD’s strategic plan is clearly paying off, and we are making significant progress towards achieving the goal of becoming the safest major city in Canada,” says Mayor Robertson. “Our work in reducing street homelessness by 82% has also helped deliver drops in crime, particularly downtown.

“I want to recognize the leadership of Chief Jim Chu and the men and women of the VPD, as well as our community policing centres and all of the volunteers who are making our neighbourhoods safer every day.”

With the goals of decreasing property crime by 20% and violent crime by 10% from 2008-2012, the VPD has already surpassed both of these targets. The report can be viewed here.

Fireworks_smMayor Gregor Robertson joined Senator Larry Campbell and Brent MacGregor, Chairman of the Vancouver Fireworks Society today to announce the dates for this years Celebration of Light.

The popular fireworks show, which hosts an estimated 1.4 million people each season, will celebrate its 21st year at English bay over the course of three nights:

China: July 30, 2011
Spain: August 3, 2011
Canada: August 6, 2011

This year’s events will be greener than ever – with the strongest recycling and sustainability plan in its 21 year history. Residents are encouraged to walk, take transit or cycle to the event.

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Arts Funding in Vancouver 2011

On March 17th, the City Of Vancouver granted cultural organizations, including the Vancouver International Children’s Festival and the Vancouver East Cultural Centre,  more than $7 million in grants.

In all, over 171 organizations received  operating, theatre rental and project grants.

The funds support music, dance, visual and media arts, film screenings, theatre, festivals, multi-media exhibits and more. Many of the organizations receiving grants participated in Vancouver’s 125th anniversary celebrations, showcasing the city’s vibrant and diverse arts and culture.

Major institutions receiving grant support include the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, the Museum of Vancouver, Science World, the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Vancouver Maritime Museum.

More information is available in the reports at: Cultural grants report and the theatre rental grant report.

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