336 assaults in Mississauga and Brampton in the last month
Published March 4, 2023 at 5:53 pm
With 474 vehicle thefts last month, it seems that crime is seeing an uprising in other areas as well, after a shocking 336 assaults happened in the month of February in Mississauga and Brampton.
The Region of Peel has seen an average of 10 or more assaults per day in the last 31 days.
From Feb. 3 to Mar. 4, Peel police data indicates that there was a combined 336 assaults reported across both cities, — 156 in Mississauga and 180 in Brampton.
Although police have not specified which type of assault was used in each crime and didn’t include information on the number of suspects or victims involved as well as the extent of the injuries.
As of today (Mar. 4) 241 of these incidents are considered successfully solved, while 35 are left unsolved and 60 are still being investigated.
The following map shows where these assaults took place:
Not to deter anyone from visiting or living in these areas, but according to Peel police data the top 5 common hotspots for crimes involving assault are:
- Queen St
- Kennedy Rd
- Huronatrio St
- Dundas St
- City Centre Dr
Compared to the same time last year ( Feb. 2022) the assault count was at an all time low consisting of 33 incidents collectively for Mississauga and Brampton.
One of the most notable assault stories of the past month involved a Peel police officer who was under investigation after an alleged puppy-napper from Brampton was assaulted and had his Charter rights violated while handcuffed to a hospital bed.
As of right now, Peel police have not mentioned what the cause is behind the heightened assault crimes within these neighborhoods.
Residents who have become the victim of any type of assault are advised to access Peel police’s Victim Services and Resources for help.
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