After a blistering start the homicide count has stabilized and is the same as this time last year. For some unknown reason sexual assault is down, perhaps more civil drinking parties in the North End. Not much change when it comes to shootings. Robbery and break and enters have skyrocketed. Thieves and desperate welfare recipients on the prowl. Theft of motor vehicles up 49%! Is it possible the crooks have figured how to get around the iron clad immobilizer? That is highly unlikely, criminals in Winnipeg don’t have the sophistication to figure that out. Probably people leaving their vehicles running while they run into Tim’s for a java.