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Data Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS)

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Whether you’re using the road as a cyclist, motorist or pedestrian, Surrey traffic systems need to safely accommodate you. Data Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) is a new program under the Public Safety Strategy. The program  will use data to identify target areas high in crime and traffic incidents. We will then place highly visible traffic enforcement in these areas to reduce risk of crime and collisions in traffic. If you’d like to help us with our data and are aware of problem intersections, please report it with our Surrey Request App.

The data-driven approach to traffic safety is an operational model developed in the US. Surrey is the first in BC to apply this approach. Only a few Canadian cities have implemented DDACTS.

Data Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety will

  • use location-based crime and traffic data for effective deployment of law resources,
  • target high risk areas and deploy specific responses, and
  • collaborate with Engineering, Fire Service and RCMP to collect and analyze data.

How we’ll measure success

  • Decrease in total traffic collisions in target areas
  • Decrease in total injuries and fatalities from collision in target areas
  • Increase in the number of partners reporting improved efficiency and coordination using DDACTS
  • Increase in perception of traffic safety among residents
  • Decrease in crime in target areas

Data Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety Partners

  • Surrey Engineering Department
  • Surrey Fire Services
  • Surrey RCMP

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