Nowadays everyone is aware that crime level is going up every year in Canada, unfortunately, our police and other law enforcement agencies can’t stop that from becoming a bigger problem for law-abiding citizens more and more every year. Maclean’s online resource, based on Statistics Canada, has prepared an annual ranking of the most dangerous places in Canada, with the highest overall crime rate - Canada’s Most Dangerous Places 2018.
The cities and small towns are ranked by the severity index (CSI).
CSI is a Statistics Canada indicator for all crimes recorded by the police, which takes into account both the scope and severity of the crimes. Canada's total CSI is 72.9 - a higher number means that there is more serious crime in the community.
In the first place in the list of 237 communities is Wetaskiwin, Alberta, with an index of CSI 258. On the second Red Deer, on the third Lethbridge (both are Alberta). The fourth place is taken by Prince Albert and the area (Saskatchewan), the fifth - Thompson, Manitoba.
The Winnipeg takes 55th place in the list with Crime Severity Index of 112 and a five-year change in crime at +7.07 from the 2013 year ranking.
Visit the link below to see the full list for Canada and to check your city crime level in comparison to other cities of our nation:
Drug trafficking problem is on a rise in Canada for the last couple of years. Winnipeg authorities started a full-scale investigation into city`s meth problem. As per Winnipeg Police, there is a spike in meth-related crime incidents, like property theft, residential break-ins, unreasonable anger towards each other (meth users) and other people around them, violent attacks, some ending up in lethal outcomes for victims, lately there were three deadly beatings in just three days in the city, one of the incidents is already connected to meth use, two other cases are still under investigation. Opioid use continues to be a public-health crisis with just under 4,000 deaths across Canada in 2017 and over 3,000 in 2016.
Methamphetamine is a real problem in Canada, the majority of people involved are youth and older teenagers. There is a study conducted by Winnipeg Police department about how people on meth are no longer productive, so they have to find other ways to get money to fuel their addiction and get more drugs. People on meth turn to pity theft and other, more serious crimes. Bike theft, residential break-ins, garage theft is now a rising problem in the city. Just recently there were a number of bike thefts, most of them were arrested later by Winnipeg Police and incidents linked to meth usage.
Meth and other drugs lead to the crime level increase in Winnipeg and many other cities in Canada, that is a real problem and a real treat to our nation`s safety and quite living in our neighborhoods.