Delta disagrees with Richmond casino crime warning

Delta Optimist

City of Richmond staff list a series of concerns including a potential increase in overall crime and the movement of currency in and out of the facility.

When it comes to street level crime, a letter to Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie from Delta Mayor Lois Jackson notes, “Correlating the presence of a casino in Delta to crime rates in Richmond would be similar to Delta attributing crime in South Delta to attractors in Richmond such as McArthurGlen Mall which is currently expanding, Ironwood Shopping Centre or the Cineplex Movie Theatre. This is not an equal comparison whatsoever.” …

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