Wake up America!
From the National Post.
New figures show Canada’s crime rate dipped to its lowest level in 40 years last year, the very year the federal government enacted some of its harshest tough-on-crime policies.
Just under two million criminal incidents were reported to police in 2012, about 36,000 fewer than the previous year, according to a Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics study on police-reported crime.
The decline is primarily attributed to decreases in non-violent crimes. In fact, 2012 marked the ninth consecutive year that both the volume and severity of crime was down.
According to the study, 543 homicides were reported across the country, 55 fewer than in 2011. Youth crime was also down.
“As a result, the homicide rate fell to its lowest level since 1966,” the report concluded.
Relaxing gun control laws was also likely a factor:
Although crime rates have been falling for years, the federal…
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