Increase in Robberies Sparks Concern in Mississauga and Brampton
In the past 31 days, Mississauga and Brampton have witnessed an alarming average of two robberies per day, raising concerns among residents and law enforcement. According to data from the Peel Regional Police spanning from June 15 to July 16, 2023, a total of 55 robberies were reported in both cities combined. Mississauga accounted for 25 of these incidents, while Brampton experienced 30.
Among the reported cases, 17 robberies involved firearms, 17 involved other weapons, and 21 were categorized under “other” by the police. As of today, authorities have solved 21 of these incidents, while investigations continue for the remaining 34. The available data do not provide information on the number of arrests or injuries associated with these robberies.
A comparison to the same period in 2022 reveals a stark contrast, with only one robbery reported on Clark Blvd., which has since been solved. This substantial increase in robberies in 2023 indicates a concerning trend for the region.