Statistics Canada released the latest figures on crime in Canada today and the news is good, both the crime rate and the severity index are down, in fact crime is at its lowest point since 1972.
The amount of crime, including violent crime, reported by Canadians
dropped again last year, falling to the lowest level since 1972, though
there were increases in homicides and the sexual targeting of children.
released Tuesday by Statistics Canada show that the “crime severity
index,” a way of weighting offences, was down by 26 per cent in 2011
compared to a decade earlier.
Alas as my near daily shall we say discussions with my workmates has demonstrated to me the belief that the opposite is true, egged on of course by the corporate media and demagoguing
politicians such as Ford and Harper, has taken hold of a significant proportion of the population. One can quote all the stats you want to them nothing will shake this belief, hence the tough on crime agenda will carry on unabated and the hug a thug programs will continue to be cut until we turn this thing around and crime really does begin to increase once more.