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Old 07-21-2016, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Still...


A better question would be when wasn't it on the top of the list?

I believe there were a few years where other western cities came out worse. lol




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I am surprised that BC has much higher crime rate than Ontario.
Why does that surprise you? It doesn't surprise me at all.
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Old 07-21-2016, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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I believe there were a few years where other western cities came out worse. lol


Probably, but my guess is that Winnipeg never drifted out of medal contention.
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Old 07-23-2016, 11:40 AM
 
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Canada's crime index rises for 1st time in 12 years, lifted by spike in Alberta

StatsCan says 8 out of 13 provinces and territories reported an increase in the CSI

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"Calgary police Chief Roger Chaffin says while there is likely a correlation between the increase in property offences and the energy downturn that has left many people out of work, a more urgent problem is the ongoing influx of highly addictive drugs into the city and the crime that has generated.

People addicted to crystal meth and fentanyl are often the ones getting arrested for non-violent offences such as vehicle theft and house prowlings.

Chaffin said a simple crackdown won't be enough.

"These are not problems you can necessarily arrest your way out of," he said. "We simply have to find broader solutions."

This really surprised me.
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Old 07-23-2016, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Canada
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According to a CBC News article published today, 9 reasons Canada's crime rate has been falling for the last 20+ years are:

1. People are getting too old to commit crimes
2. Prevalence of alarm systems and CCTV
3. Removing lead from gasoline
4. More screen time
5. Immigration
6. Access to abortion
7. Shift to community policing
8. Cheaper consumer electronics
9. More women in charge

(See article for explanations.)

I must say, some of the reasons, such as removing lead from gasoline, never have occurred to me.
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Old 07-23-2016, 03:03 PM
 
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According to a CBC News article published today, 9 reasons Canada's crime rate has been falling for the last 20+ years are:

1. People are getting too old to commit crimes
2. Prevalence of alarm systems and CCTV
3. Removing lead from gasoline
4. More screen time
5. Immigration
6. Access to abortion
7. Shift to community policing
8. Cheaper consumer electronics
9. More women in charge

(See article for explanations.)

I must say, some of the reasons, such as removing lead from gasoline, never have occurred to me.
It makes sense though. Lead poisoning leads to brain damage, and people with low IQ are probably more inclined to view criminal activity as the easy solution.
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