Monday, July 02, 2007

Statistics Canada Report Finds Crime Rates Highest in Small Cities

Last week, Statistics Canada published a report entitled Study: A comparison of urban and rural crime rates:

"Crime is not necessarily a big-city phenomenon in Canada, according to a new study of 2005 police-reported data. The study found that small urban areas had higher overall crime rates than both large urban areas and rural areas, and that homicide rates were highest in rural areas".

"The overall crime rate in small urban areas was 43% higher than in large urban areas, defined as census metropolitan areas, and 58% higher than in rural areas. Rates of total violent crime, total property crime and break-ins were also highest in small urban areas".

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 1:50 pm


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