Saturday, July 21, 2007

Canadian Crime Rate Hits 25 Year Low

Earlier this week, Statistics Canada reported that the national crime rate has reached a 25-year low in 2006.

The overall national crime rate has decreased by about 30% since peaking in 1991.

Last year's decline was due mainly to drops in the number of break-ins, small thefts and counterfeiting.

There were however increases in the categories for attempted murder, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, robbery and kidnapping/forcible confinement.

From a geographical point of view, the largest drops were reported in Prince Edward Island, Alberta, New Brunswick and British Columbia.

For the 9th year in a row, Saskatchewan reported the highest rate, followed by Manitoba and British Columbia. Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador had the lowest rates.

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 3:19 pm

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