It is the job of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to protect and serve and well as to keep communities safe from harm. And the Annual Report entitled Keeping New Brunswick Safe has been released to the public with various statistics.

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The report highlights the work done as part of the RCMP Youth Intervention and Diversion Strategy. This strategy has resulted in a cultural shift of how police officers deal with youth who come in contact with law enforcement, and has led to more than 1,700 youth diverted from the criminal justice system in New Brunswick this past year alone.

The report shows that the youth crime rate in the province dropped by over 27% since the implementation of the strategy in 2009. Highway safety also saw improvements over the past year. In RCMP New Brunswick jurisdiction, there was a 34% drop in fatal collisions in which seat-belts and impaired driving were factors, and an overall drop in fatal collisions by 33% since 2010.

The report also focuses on RCMP employees and the work they are doing to make a difference in their communities, whether it is by helping protect our children from online predators, providing help to victims of domestic violence, or protecting seniors from fraud.

Hats of to the hard working law enforcement agencies across the U.S. and Canada. It's a thankless job, but someone has to do. Thank you on behalf of Townsquare Media!