Murder rates drop in Saskatoon and Regina
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Published Tuesday, December 4, 2012 2:30PM CST
Last Updated Tuesday, December 4, 2012 2:34PM CST
Saskatoon’s murder rate dropped by quite a bit in 2011 compared to 2010. That’s according to the latest numbers from Statscan.
Saskatoon had 6 murders last year, down from 10 the year before.
Saskatoon now ranks 8th in the country, with a rate of 2.16 murders per 100,000 people.
Winnipeg remains the homicide capital of Canada, with 39 murders in 2011, which is a rate of 5.08 murders per 100,000 people.
Halifax has the second highest murder rate, and Edmonton is third, with 50 murders in 2011.
Regina had 8 murders in 2011, which works out to 3.15 murders per 100,000 people, giving Regina the fifth highest murder rate in the country.
In 2010 Saskatoon and Regina were tied for the second highest homicide rate in the country.
Overall, the murder rate in Saskatchewan remains high, second only to Manitoba.
For years, the prairie provinces have had some of the highest crime rates in the country.