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Crime: Steal Town

Canada Day Special 2010


 

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Overall, crime has been declining steadily. Auto theft, for instance, was down 15 per cent in 2008. Even Winnipeg enjoyed a 44 per cent drop—but it remained Canada’s auto-theft capital.

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HIGHEST
LOWEST
Murders per 100,000 population
Manitoba: 4.5 New Brunswick: 0.4
Breaking and entering per 100,000 population
Saskatchewan: 972.9 Ontario: 446.5
Auto theft per 100,000 population
Manitoba: 746.1 Newfoundland: 85.2
Motor-vehicle deaths per 100,000 population
Saskatchewan: 14.3 P.E.I.: 5.8
Source: Murder, breaking and entering, auto theft (all 2008): StatsCan; vehicle deaths (as a result of a reported traffic collision within eight days of its occurrence in Quebec and 30 days for the rest of Canada, 2007): Transport Canada


The full province-by-province breakdown:

Murders (per 100,000 population)
New Brunswick 0.4
Newfoundland and Labrador 0.98
Quebec 1.19
Nova Scotia 1.28
Ontario 1.36
P.E.I. 1.43
British Columbia 2.67
Saskatchewan 2.95
Alberta 3.07
Manitoba 4.47
Breaking and entering (per 100,000 population)
Ontario 446.49
New Brunswick 510.64
Nova Scotia 540.44
Newfoundland and Labrador 552.28
P.E.I. 576.46
Alberta 642.99
Quebec 723.8
Manitoba 829.83
British Columbia 883.58
Saskatchewan 972.85
Auto theft (per 100,000 population)
Newfoundland and Labrador 85.25
P.E.I. 118.01
Nova Scotia 168.07
New Brunswick 171.68
Ontario 237.62
Quebec 401.15
British Columbia 521.02
Saskatchewan 544.69
Alberta 612.75
Manitoba 746.13
Motor-vehicle deaths (per 100,000 population)
P.E.I.
5.8
Ontario
6
Newfoundland and Labrador
8.1
Quebec
8.1
Manitoba
9.1
B.C.
9.7
Nova Scotia
10.6
New Brunswick
11.9
Alberta
13
Saskatchewan
14.3

 
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