As summer approaches, more people are out. Here is a collection of recent crime in and around Vancouver. Tragic incidents will leave you wondering IS VANCOUVER SAFE?
2022-2023 so far.
RCMP Officer stabbed in Burnaby. 18 Oct 2022
An RCMP officer was fatally stabbed in Burnaby, B.C., while helping a bylaw officer address a tent located in a park. Const. Shaelyn Yang, who worked with the RCMP's mental health and outreach team, is being remembered for her compassion and kindness.
Downtown Vancouver Machete Attack 8 Aug 2022
An attack with a machete in downtown Vancouver, B.C. sent four victims to hospital Saturday night. One of the alleged victims spoke about the incident on Sunday. He said the suspect lives across the hall from his apartment.
Machete Gas Station Hastings St 1 Jun 2022
A suspect armed with a knife and pruning saw attacked strangers – stabbing and seriously inuring one -- at a gas station, police say.
Tim Hortons Stabbing 25 Jan 2022
Police released a graphic video of a suspect stabbing a stranger at a Tim Hortons, raising new questions over safety in Vancouver.
Uber Driver Attacked 25 Apr 2023
An Abbotsford Uber driver was attacked by his passenger and the incident was caught on camera.
Chinatown stabbing of Food Delivery Worker a new arrival in Canada. 12 Sept 2022
Vancouver police have arrested a man for what they say was a “violent and unprovoked stabbing that left a meal-delivery worker with life-threatening injuries Sunday night.” B.C. police said the victim, who was working for a meal-delivery service, was locking his bike to a street pole in Chinatown around 6 p.m. PT when he was approached from behind and attacked.
A man stabbed outside a Vancouver Starbucks on Sunday evening has died, and his alleged assailant has been charged with murder, Vancouver police say. Paul Stanley Schmidt, 37, was stabbed outside the café at the corner of Granville and West Pender streets around 5:40 p.m. following a “brief altercation,” according to police. Schmidt was rushed to hospital, where he later died. The suspect, 32-year-old Inderdeep Singh Gosal, was arrested at the scene, and has since been charged with second-degree murder.
Surrey Stabbing on Bus 13 Apr 2023
The family of the 17-year-old boy who was stabbed on a Surrey, B.C., bus on Tuesday evening still haven’t returned to their home. “I can’t be at home right now. All his stuff is there,” mother Holly Indridson said. Ethan Bespflug died following an altercation on a bus on 100th Avenue and King George Boulevard around 9:30 p.m.
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