The month of July has seen improvements in crime.


The RCMP released their monthly report stating most crimes were down for the RM of Portage. Reeve Jim Knight is impressed, especially with auto theft.

Only one car was reported stolen, compared to seven in July of 2005.

Knight explains stolen cars from outside the area are being dropped in the RM and they are taking measures to stop it.
Knight adds there are different factors regarding auto theft numbers including the weather, and where the RCMP are situated from day to day.