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Old 07-17-2008, 08:16 PM
 
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Crime rate hits 30-year low, Statscan says (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080717.wcrime0717/BNStory/National/home - broken link)

Canada's homicide rate for 2007 was 1.8 per 100,000 people, compared to 5.7 in the US. Other categories of crime also fell.

What can the US learn from Canada when it comes to fighting crime and pushing down the murder rate? What is Canada doing right that we are doing wrong?
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:20 PM
 
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Canada has a stronger focus on internal affairs than running around the globe meddling in other countries' affairs.

That and we threw everyone in prison already.
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Probably Canada's drug laws inspire less crime than in the U. S.
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Old 07-18-2008, 02:31 AM
 
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The article also stated:

"However, violent crime rates among youth have been steadily climbing since the mid-1980s.

Drug offences and impaired driving were among the few crimes that rose slightly"
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:08 AM
 
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They have tougher restrictions on gun ownership, especially pistols and automatic weapons.
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:49 AM
 
Location: In a house
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I imagine if we cut our population by 90% we might share their statistics.
Personally Canadas crime rate doesn't concern me & its not worth the trade off in personal liberties & freedom. But folks are sure welcome to vacate the US for Canada if they choose.
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Old 07-18-2008, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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I imagine if we cut our population by 90% we might share their statistics.
Personally Canadas crime rate doesn't concern me & its not worth the trade off in personal liberties & freedom. But folks are sure welcome to vacate the US for Canada if they choose.
What personal liberties & freedom do you think you have that we don't have in Canada?
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Old 07-18-2008, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Lakes & Mountains of East TN
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What personal liberties & freedom do you think you have that we don't have in Canada?
If I'm not mistaken, you don't have much in the way of gun rights up there, for one.

At any rate, how does the population density in Canada compare to the US?


"...Canadian police reported 594 homicides in 2007, compared to 606 in 2006..."

I mean, it's great, as they say, that Canada had 12 fewer murders last year than the year before.

Chicago (where if I'm not mistaken, there's a complete handgun ban, no?) there have been more CHILDREN ALONE murdered in the last three weeks.

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Old 07-18-2008, 09:10 AM
 
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You have to buy beer at The Beer Store and it closes at like 10 pm, even on weekends. Talk about a lack of freedom! Just kidding, but not really.
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Old 07-18-2008, 09:13 AM
 
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They have tougher restrictions on gun ownership, especially pistols and automatic weapons.
That is not the answer.

Criminals will always have guns, the harder you make it for honest people to own guns, the more vulnerable you make them.
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