Canada Crime Rate

We're Hurting Each Other Less Than Ever

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.23.2014 | Canada

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says the number of crimes committed was lower last year, but so was the severity of those criminal acts.The agency says the...

How Canada, U.S. Are Moving In Different Directions With Crime Laws

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.11.2014 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - A pair of newly released reports show two countries moving in opposite directions on law and order: Canada gearing up for stricter senten...

The City Topping Canada's Crime Rate Is..

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia

This is one competition no city in Canada wants to win: Canada's crime rate statistics for 2012 were released Thursday, with Kelowna, B.C. taking the ...

Crime Rate Hasn't Been This Low In Decades

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.24.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's police services are once again reporting fewer crimes, a continuing trend that has cut the national crime rate to its lowest level s...

Vic Toews and the League of Imaginary Crime Fighters

Joan Ruzsa | Posted 10.05.2012 | Canada Politics
Joan Ruzsa

After Statistics Canada reported that police-reported crime was at its lowest level in 40 years, Vic Toews tweeted "Crime rate down 6% -- shows CPC tough on crime is working." I couldn't really understand how Bill C-10, which doesn't even begin to come into force until August 9 of this year, could somehow be responsible for a drop in crime in previous years. But then I realized...Toews must be the MP version of The Terminator: "A human-looking, apparently unstoppable cyborg (or in this case, Public Safety Minister) is sent from the future to kill Sarah Connor (or in this case, crime)."

Canada's Crime Rate At Lowest Level Since 1972

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.04.2012 | Canada

OTTAWA - Fewer crimes were reported to police in Canada in 2011 than at any other time in the last 40 years, Statistics Canada said Tuesday — a reve...

Homicide Rate Hits 44-Year Low

CBC | Posted 12.26.2011 | Canada Politics

Canada's homicide rate last year fell to the lowest level since the mid-1960s, according to Statistics Canada, a decrease the agency says...

Harper's New Bill Is Dumb on Crime

Hon. Carolyn Bennett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Hon. Carolyn Bennett

Prisons seem to be the Conservative mental health and housing strategy. Perhaps if they transferred the resources they've budgeted for expanded prisons to proper investments in housing, mental health and education, we would make real progress in creating truly safe communities.

Tough on Crime Bill Is Tough on Us All

Joseph Neuberger | Posted 10.01.2011 | Canada
Joseph Neuberger

It is simply not a socially and economically healthy policy for society to say once a person is found guilty or pleads guilty, that we must, "throw the book at them." Also, we should also not lose sight of the benefit of a simple concept: mercy.

Canadian Crime Rate Close To 40 Year Low: StatsCan

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.20.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - The crime rate continued a 20-year decline last year, dropping five per cent from 2009 and hitting the lowest level sin...