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

Most provinces and territories recorded a decrease in the severity of crimes committed, except in the Yukon and Newfoundland and Labrador, where they saw slight increases.

Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec and Manitoba recorded the largest declines among the provinces and territories.

 

Source: Statistics Canada (2010)
Rates are calculated per 100,000 population

 
 

Thunder Bay – 4.2
Number of murders in 2010: 5

Saskatoon – 3.7
Number of murders in 2010: 10

Regina – 3.7
Number of murders in 2010: 8

Winnipeg – 2.8
Number of murders in 2010: 22

Halifax – 2.7
Number of murders in 2010: 11

Edmonton – 2.7
Number of murders in 2010: 32

Greater Sudbury – 2.4
Number of murders in 2010: 4

Abbotsford-Mission – 2.3
Number of murders in 2010: 4

Moncton – 2.2
Number of murders in 2010: 3

Saint John – 1.9
Number of murders in 2010: 2

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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