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Canadian crime explained in 13 charts

Find out where crime rates are highest, lowest—and which regions in Canada are most dangerous.


 

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Canadian crime explained in 13 charts

  1. A lot of those high crime regions are also poor regions, mainly natives and others’ of immigrant backgrounds.

    • Natives? Yes.

      Immigrants? No.

      If it were true, than Toronto and its suburbs would top the list, but instead there at the bottom. Crime is worse with working class whites because most immigrant communities don’t have families falling apart (single mothers and all). One exception being the Carribean immigrants.

  2. The Crime Severity Index of ALL police-reported crime may be more an indication of conservatism of the Western provinces, in which authoritarian police forces crack down on the littlest thing than indications of the extent of the differences in real crime rates between East and West.

    For instance, charges for “Disturbing the Peace” were meted out at 640.56 per 100,000 (1,895.35 per 100,000 in Taber, Alta), compared to 337.43 for the nation in general.

    (National and Provincial rates based on Statistics Canada, “Table 252-0052 – Crime severity index and weighted clearance rates, annual”, CANSIM (database). Taber rates based on TPS Annual Report to the Community for the Year 2013, page 10.)

    Most of those charges are dismissed or result in minor fines. It would seem that such policing is about social control than in preventing crime

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