Rural Crime

Res #: 12-24A
Number: 12
Year: 2024
Midterm: No
Expired: No
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Corrections, Public Safety and Policing

WHEREAS rural crime is on the rise, and police response time is between 30 minutes to 1 hour, making rural areas a prime target.

WHEREAS penalties for crimes especially theft and vandalism are not harsh enough to deter criminals from re-offending and the RCMP dedicate multiple hours to get a criminal before a judge.

WHEREAS due to the rise in crimes like theft and vandalism, the cost of insurance premiums has increased substantially.

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the provincial and federal governments to impose harsher and longer penalties on those convicted to deter criminals from re-offending.