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Edmonton police data posted online paints a picture of rising crime

Analysis of crime data posted by the Edmonton Police Service on its new open-data dashboard website shows crime rising steadily across the board the past five years. 525 more words

Crime

Calgary police suggest mild winter, drug trade behind downtown crime surge

Downtown crime is on the rise, with commercial break-and-enter numbers up more than 100 per cent for the first seven months of the year.

New police numbers show crime climbing at a steady rate in the core, including steep increases in property crimes, violent crimes and car thefts, too. 389 more words

Local News

Canadians find Regina safer than Saskatoon, new poll says

Canadians think Regina is safer than Saskatoon, but perception within the province fits more with the cities’ high crime rates, a new poll shows.

A Mainstreet Research survey ranks Regina sixth out of 15 major cities in this country when it comes to perceived safety. 586 more words

Saskatchewan

People believe Edmonton fifth unsafest city in Canada, survey suggests

Edmonton is perceived as the fifth most dangerous city in Canada, outranked by Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal and Saskatoon, a new poll suggests.

Winnipeg is considered the least safe place. 455 more words

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Ottawa is Canada's safest city, says a nation-wide poll. Perception or reality?

Ottawa is considered the safest city in Canada, according to a Mainstreet/Postmedia poll released Tuesday.

It’s also one of the rare cases in which the perception almost matches reality as measured by Statistics Canada’s Crime Severity Index, said Quito Maggi, president of Mainstreet Research, which conducted the automated telephone poll of 4,213 Canadians about their perceptions of safety in 15 cities. 398 more words

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Forget Zika, Urban Crime Is The Real Threat To Rio’s Olympic Games

By Ana Quintana and Gabriel de Arruda Castro ~

Much has been said about the risks Zika virus presents to tourists and athletes visiting Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics. 706 more words

Public Opinion

Homicide rate surging for black Chicago

Don’t expect to see a lot of coverage of these stats, or protests about them. Unless they decide that somehow the police are to blame. … 181 more words

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