Comment 45714

By brian (registered) | Posted August 14, 2010 at 17:14:20

Here is something interesting regarding crme rates...Here’s Statistics Canada’s chart showing crime severity and violent crime severity indexes for all of the country’s big urban areas, called Census Metropolitan Areas,2009 in order

1.Regina 2.Saskatoon.3.Winnipeg.4.Kelowna.5.Edmonton.6.Abbotsford.7.Thunder Bay.8.Vancouver.9.Brantford.10. Halifax.11Sain John.12.Victoria.13.St. Johns14.Montreal.15.London.16.Sudbury.17.Trois Rivieres.18.Calgary.19.Saqeuney.20.St Catherines/Niagara.21.Moncton.22.Gatineau.23.Kitchener.24.HAMILTON.25.Windsor.26.Sherbrook.27.Ottawa.28.Kingston.29.Peterborough.30.Barrie.31.TORNTO.32.Quebec City.33.Guelph

There is always this idea that Toronto for instance has a lot of murders/violence but it really doesn't its just the size of the population to make it appear that way. Toronto has never had 100 murders in one year and even if it did that would be like hamilton having 10 murders. When people look at regina..they ask how can that be true but it is true.

This from 2006...

The province with the lowest crime rate in 2006 was for the third straight year Ontario with 5,689 per 100,000, followed by Quebec with 5,909 per 100,000. The province with the highest crime rate for the 9th straight year was Saskatchewan with 13,711 per 100,000. Saskatoon is the city with the highest crime rate following by its provincial counterpart Regina. Quebec City, Trois-Rivières, and Saguenay have the lowest crime rates of any city and are all located in Quebec.

I can understand someone living in burlington/oakville coming to hamilton and maybe being shocked to seeing actual poor people...yes they do exist in canada but it isn't exclusive to hamilton at all and hamilton does have a low crime rate for its size just as toronto does. I also think alot of people in hamilton havent really travelled around other canadian cities or know these numbers. I actually kind of laugh when i hear people say how violent hamilton and or toronto is. If you ranked murder rate both hamilton/toronto are extremely low near the bottom for cities in canada. Not only low for canada but if you ranked it in comparison to an american city of hamilton size and up it would be at the bottom.

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