Crime hits 38-year low -

Crime hits 38-year low

StatsCan report shows significant drop in homicide rate


Canada’s crime rate is at its lowest level since 1973, with the homicide rate dropping to a 45-year low, according to a new report by Statistics Canada. Sexual assaults, gun offences, criminal harassment, child pornography and drug offences, however, all increased in 2010. In all, police reported 77,000 fewer Criminal Code violations in 2010 than the previous year, including drops in attempted murders, serious assaults and robberies.

The Globe and Mail

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