COVID-19 News Stories Related to Crime and Community Safety

Here’s a look at crime in Regina during the first full month of pandemic precautions – CTV News Regina, June 3, 2020

Overall crime in Windsor decreased during first full month of COVID-19 measuresWindsor Star, May 29, 2020

Crime falls by a quarter during coronavirus lockdown while assaults on emergency workers are up 14% and domestice abuse incidents rise by 4% – Daily Mail (UK), May 21, 2020

Violent crime, drug possession, property crime all down in Mission in 2020 – Mission City Record, May 21, 2020

COVID-19 may be changing crime patterns in PentictonInfoTel News, May 19, 2020

Coronavirus masks a boon for crooks who hide their facesCity News, May 16, 2020

COVID-19 pandemic contributing to Winnipeg’s violent crime: U of W profGlobal News, May 9, 2020

Calgary crime on the decline during COVID-19 pandemic: policeCalgary Herald, May 7, 2020

How could COVID-19 impact crime rates? – The Chronicle Herald, May 5, 2020

Reproted criem down ‘almost across the board’ during pandemic, say Yukon RCMPCBC News North, May 4, 2020

COVID crime wave has Kamloops mayor pleading with public for preventative practicesKamloops This Week, May 1, 2020

Hamilton Police report overall drop in crime during pandemic, but commercial break and enters soarGlobal News, May 1, 2020

Crime is down dramatically in Kelowna due to COVID-19InfoTel News – Kelowna, April 28, 2020

COVID-19 shelter-in-place causes change in crimesYahoo News Canada, April 24, 2020

Coronovirus lockdown: How has it affected crime? – BBC News, April 24, 2020

New crime trends emerging in Calgary due to COVID-19 crisis – Calgary Herald, April 23, 2020

Crime patterns shifting in Vancouver, Surrey during COVID-19 measuresVancouver Sun, April 22, 2020

Murders and shootings in Toronto increasing despite coronavirus crisis – Toronto Star, April 16, 2020

Demand on police service drops as crime shifts because of pandemic – CTV Kitchener, April 15, 2020

COVID-19: Coquitlam man charged with coughing on police officerVancouver Sun, April 9, 2020

Crime rates plummet amid the coronavirus pandemic, but not everyone is safer in their homeUSA Today, April 4, 2020

Crime in a time of COVID-19: How the pandemic is changing criminality in our neighbourhoods National Post, April 3, 2020

Coronavirus curtailing certain crimes: Toronto PoliceToronto Sun, March 29, 2020

Domestic violence ‘an epedemic,’ advocate say after 2 Indigenous women killed in Winnipeg during pandemicCBC News May 27, 2020

Domestic violence centers navigate coronavirus crisis as calls spikeABC News, May 28, 2020

Domestic violence, mental health calls up, violent crimes down amid pandemic: Saskatoon policeGlobal News, May 20, 2020

Burnaby student’s app is countering COVID-19 domestic violenceBurnaby Now, May 19, 2020

Experts expect ‘tsunami’ of domestic violence calls when isolation measures liftedCBC News, May 15, 2020

Domestic homicides increase nationwide during pandemic; Maritimers among victimsCTV News Atlantic, May 10, 2020

Violence against Indigenous woment during COVID-19 sparks call for MMIWG planCBC Manitoba, May 10, 2020

Decline in domestic violence calls during COVID-19 a sad situation, Moncton agency warnsGlobal News, May 5, 2020

Russia’s domestic violence reprots more than double amid COVID-19 lockdown: officialGlobal New, May 5, 2020

Advocates scramble to help domestic abuse victims as calls skyrocket during COVID-19CTV News, May 3, 2020

Minister says COVID-19 is empowering domestic violence abusers as rates rise in parts of Canada –  CBC News, April 27, 2020

Dangerous partners: COVID-19 and domestic violenceThe Columbia Valley Pioneer, April 22, 2020

How teachers can help students being abused at home during COVID-19CTV News, April 22, 2020

Coronavirus: Alberta domestic and sexual violence centres see spike in callsGlobal News, April 15, 2020

Calls to Vancouver domestic-violence crisis line spike 300% amid COVID-19 pandemicGlobal News, April 7, 2020

When home isn’t safe: How coronavirus puts neighbours on front lines of abuseGlobal News, March 29, 2020

How to avoid pandemic puppy scamsCBC, May 19, 2020

Canine con scams family out of new best friend CBC News Ottawa, May 19, 2020

Call for tips after seniors allegedly scammed into committing CERB fraudCBC News BC, May 13, 2020

Look out for puppy scams during the COVID-19 pandemic, Better Business Bureau warnsCBC News BC, May 12, 2020

Possible door-to-door scam hits Courtenay neighbourhood – Vancouver Island Free Daily, May 7, 2020

Nanaimo RCMP warn of COVID-19 scams – Times Colonist, May 6, 2020

Coronavirus-related scams have defrauded Canadians $1.2M: officialGlobal News, May 4, 2020

‘They’re despicable’: Consumers warned of illegal advance-fee loans during pandemic CBC News, May 3, 2020

COVID-19 is ‘prime time’ for scammersCBC, May 1, 2020

Canadians have lost more than $1.2 million to COVID-19 scams – CBC, May 1, 2020

‘Advance fee’ loan scams on the rise during COVID-19 cash crunchCBC News, April 30, 2020

COVID-19: From counterfeit medical masks to fake treatments, crimianls cashing in on pandemic panic – National Post, April 28, 2020

Scammers sending texts for fake COVID-19 benefitsCBC News Nfld & Labrador, April 27, 2020

BC Hydro says bill scams up 350 per cent amid COVID-19 – April 24, 2020

Free online ‘treat blocker’ launched in Canada as success COVID-19 scams multiply – CBC News, April 23, 2020

N.W.T RCMP warn residents of COVID-19 scamsCBC News, April 20, 2020

Competition bureau joins battle against false COVID-19 claims, issuing warnings – CBC News, April 16, 2020

Manitobans lose thousands of dollars to Hydro phone scamCBC Manitoba, April 13, 2020

Email, text message attacks surge during COVID-19 crisis – CBC News, March 30, 2020

Coronavirus cons: How scammers are using COVID-19 fears to target Canadians – CTV News, March 19, 2020

Beware of coronavirus cons warns Better Business BureauCBC News BC, March 17, 2020

Cybersecurity firm says criminals are preying on coronavirus fears to spread malwareCBC News, February 10, 2020

Police investigate graffiti on Calgary’s Chinese Counsular-General building as possible hate crimeGlobal News, May 27, 2020

Anti-Asian hate crimes: 29 cases in Vancouver so far this year, compared to 4 last yearGlobal News, May 22, 2020

Vancouver’s Chinatown hit with more racist graffitiGlobal News, May 20, 2020

Indigenous woman mistaken for Asian, punched after sneezingVancouver Sun, May 17, 2020

‘I am outraged’: BC minister speaks out against uptick in racial hate crimes CTV News, Vancouver, May 15, 2020

Man apologizes after shouting racist slurs at Richmond womenVancouver Sun, May 15, 2020

Recent increase in hate crimes toward Asian-Canadians is a shock and a shameVancouver Sun, May 11, 2020

Hateful graffiti surges in Vancouver during COVID19 pandemic: cleaning company CTV News, Vancouver, May 7, 2020

‘They feel it,’ Coquitlam councillor worries about hidden racism ad pandemic heats up emotions – TriCity News, May 7, 2020

Following rise in racist incidents, BC selects provincial hub to help communitiesGlobal News, May 6, 2020

Caucasian couple reportedly targeting Asian Canadians in hate-motivated crimes: Ottawa policeGlobal News, May 5, 2020

Vancouver police seek suspect in unprovoked punch in the faceVancouver Sun, May 5, 2020

Anti-Semitic and anti-Asian incidents on the rise during COVID-19CTV News Montreal, May 4, 2020

COVID-19: Metro Vancouver people organize to take action against coronavirus-related racismVancouver Sun, May 2, 2020

Vancouver mother shares ‘terrifying’ ordeal as city’s hate crimes riseThe Province, April 26, 2020

Toronto synagogue’s Zoom prayer service hijacked by trolls screaming derogatory slursCBC News Toronto, April 26, 2020

These Asian Canadians are concerned as hate crimes spike in the coronavirus pandemic – Global News, April 25, 2020

Coronovirus: Asian-Americans turn to guns, GoPros to deter attacks – Global News, April 24, 2020

Assault on elderly man in Vancoucer a hat crime: VPDVancouver Sun, April 23, 2020

Elderly man with dementia attacked in racially motivated incident caught on camera: Vancouver policeCTV News Vancouver, April 22, 2020

FBI concerned about potential for hate crimes during caronavirus pandemicCNN, April 22, 2020

Anti-racism groups call on Ottawa to help fight racism towards Asians amid COVID-19CTV News Montreal, April 15, 2020

Inuit getting caught up in anti-Asian hate crimes in Montreal, advocates sayAPTN News, April 14, 2020

‘Boggles my mind’: Law firm sounds alarm as COVID-19 grinds courts to a halt – CBC News, May 19, 2020

COVID-19 no get-out-jail-free card for accused mail thief with ‘deplorable’ record – CBC News, May 12, 2020

Pandemic exposed justice system’s ‘vulnerabilities and frailties’Powell River Peak, May 12, 2020

‘Swindler’ gets probation instead of jail because of COVID-19CBC News BC, May 11, 2020

Supreme Court chief, justice minister studying how courts can resume amid COVID-19CTV News, May 8, 2020

B.C. Joins national effort to deal with COVID-19 court backupsTerrace Standard, May 8, 2020

Former BC attorney general worries COVID-19 could lead to some criminals going freeVancouver Sun, May 5, 2020

Let’s make a deal – pandemic pushes prosecutors to offer sentencing leniencyWindsor Star, May 4, 2020

Courts plan 2 mock trials as trial run of COVID-19 physical-distancing requirementsCBC News New Brunswick, May 1, 2020

Top judge takes rare shot at B.C. government over COVID-19 court closuresCBC News, April 30, 2020

COVID-19 pandemic forces Ontario justice system ‘stuck in the 1970s’ to modernizeCP News, April 29, 2020

COVID-19: B.C.’s top trial court expands teleconferencing hearings during pandemicVancouver Sun, April 29, 2020

Lawyers and advocates ponder the future of the jury system with COVID-19CTV News, April 27, 2020

COVID-19 a factor in drugs sentencing, Niagara judge saysThe Niagara Falls Review, April 27, 2020

‘New, creative ways’ of running jury trials required due to COVID-19, Chief Justice saysCTV News, Winnipeg, April 27, 2020

B.C. legal aid agency expects deluge of cases as COVID wave crashesVancouver Sun, April 23, 2020

COVID-19: B.C. appeals court aims to clear adjourned cases by resuming onlineVancouver Sun, April 21, 2020

COVID-related court backlog could delay justice for crime victims – CTV News Vancouver, April 17, 2020

B.C. trial lawyers warn COVID-19 closures creating crisis in court systemCBC News, April 17, 2020

Provincial Court introduces new process during COVID-19 outbreakCape Breton Post, April 10, 2020

Antiquated technology holding Ontario’s jsutice system back during COVID-19 crisisFinancial Post, March 26, 2020

More court restrictions announced regarding COVID-19Regina Leader-Post, March 18, 2020

B.C. courts reducing operations during COVID-19 pandemicCTV News, March 16, 2020

Coronavirus could throw justice system further into turmoilOttawa Citizen, March 13, 2020