In 2011, Canadian crime rates continue to decrease, making Canada safer than it has been beforehand. Police reported crime rates in 2011 have decreased to a total of 6000 reports. These reports show that the severity of these crimes have decreased dramatically from 2010. Across the country, crimes are declining, down up to 10% over the past year. The highest crime rates in Canada continue to be those in the West. In almost every large city, crime rates have declined, especially in Victoria, where it has declined 16%. Assault, robbery, sexual assault, break-ins and motor vehicle thefts have continued to decline over the years, leading to a safer environment to live in. Overall, due to the decrease in crime rates in Canada, Canada has become both a safer place to live and work in.
Generally, I believe that Canada is safe. I repeatedly saw statistics showing a decrease in crime. Police-reported crimes have decreased by 6% in 2011, particularly in terms of property offences such as theft, mischief, and break-ins. Further, crime rates in metropolitan areas of Canada have shown a decrease in both volume and severity, making cities, who are generally characterized as dangerous, more well-kept and safer to be in. These statistics for cities were also reported among the largest decrease in crime severity, showing a significantly safer turn in recent years. It does vary from provincial region, and statistics show that western provinces have a higher crime rate that eastern provinces, particularly since 1998. That being said, eastern or Atlantic provinces have decreased in terms of crime rate at the same time, with the exception of Nova Scotia whose CSI was the only Atlantic province above the national index in 2011, yet still western crime rates are higher. It also should be taken into account how circumstances affect the amount of police-reported crimes. In some areas, reporting is easier in that it is a call-in service where crimes can be reported over the phone. In other areas, crimes must be reported in person, which for some people can be more of an effort and more difficult, meaning that the call-in areas would likely have more reported crimes. All things being considered, I do believe Canada is safe with the decrease in crime rate and general optimism of statistics shown.
Yes, I personally think that Canada, as a whole, is very safe. Referring to Statistics Canada, charts and research from 2011, shows a major decline in all walks of crime. Police-reported crime, Crime Severity Index, Robbery Rates, Sexual Assault, and Child Abuse (to name a few), have been continuing on a downward trend for about five to seven consecutive years. The interest in the field of force against crime (such as police force, FBI, and agents) has increased since 1981 (when Crime Rates were at some of its highest). With the increased interest, comes, obviously, a decline in crime as a whole. Yes, there is some crime rate still happening all over Canada. However, especially coming from a Third World Country, almost any country without a homicide or robbery per day, has a great safety rating in my books. Being able to go from a police-guarded, burglar-barred, bullet-proofed bathrooms ,alarmed house, ,with your whole family sleeping in one locked room, and a gun in the safe beside the bed and a phone under your pillow, to a country where all you have to worry about is the doors being locked and the dog is inside, is very satisfying.
I believe that currently Canada is safe. Although, I do also believe that Canada is slowly becoming unsafe. In 2011, Canada had 598 homicides, this is 44 more homicides than the previous year. Within the scale of 100,000 population, this is an increase of 7%. In 2011, major assault has increased in some provinces. Canada’s robbery rate has also decreased, or remained stable across the country. Furthermore, the sexual assault rate has decreased over the years. But, opposing this fact is that there has been an increase in sexual offences against children. Overall, the crime rate in Canada has continued to decline in 2011. With the exception of homicide, sexual offences against children, criminal harassment, impaired driving, and some drug offences, the overall crime severity in Canada has declined. This results to my conclusion of Canada currently being safe. -Fred M.
Depending on what part of Canada, the answer could be either yes or no. By quick analysis of the line graphs (charts one and two), a person could say yes, Canada is a safe country. Chart one outlines the reported crime rates of Canada from 1962 to 2011. Although there is a relatively high peak during the early 90s, nearing present day, there is a decline of reported crime rates. Supporting that statement, chart two outlines the severity of each of the reported crimes from 2001 to 2011 and similar to chart one, there is also a decline. Though both charts could persuade a person into thinking Canada is safe, charts 3, 7 and 11 outline the crime rates in the northern provinces and territories. Chart 3 shows that the crime severity in the northern provinces and territories (Nunavut and Northwest Territories) are significantly higher than the average line (shown in black). Chart 7 shows the data for the crime severity in the territories over the course of 10 years. Although there is a bit of a decline, it is only a slight decline. Chart 11 outlines the police-reported rate of homicides in all of Canada where the Northwest Territories and Nunavut again have the highest rates. To conclude, the majority of Canada in my opinion is a safe place though the northern provinces and territories are not so much.
After going over the statistics that were posted by the police I believe that Canada is safe. Crime has been decreasing since 2010, police reported crime has dropped by 110,000 offences from 2010-2011. The police has also stated that the severity of the crimes has dropped 6% that same year. So not only are criminal offences dropping but they are less severe than they used to be. They violent crime rate has dropped 4% meaning less murders and assaults have been committed in Canada, proving that the country is improving its safety. Another important statistic is that the youth crime rate and its severity index has dropped 10% and has continued to dip since that year. This shows that the preventative measures used by the police to influence the youth have been effective and will continue to be used. Other declines in non violent crimes such as vehicular thefts, break ins and impaired driving have also been noted.
I believe that Canada is a safe place to live. The overall police-reported crime rates have been steadily decreasing and is now at the lowest rate since 1972. The total crime rate over the past 10 years have decreased by 24% and studies show that we are leading Canada to become a safer place. Generally, homicide is a fairly rare occurrence in Canada. Although 2011 provided a 7% increase in homicide rate, the frequency has generally been declining since the mid-1970s. Also, police reported that the majority of offences in 2011 were non-violent in nature. Break-ins in 2011 were the most common forms of property crime, and over 181,200 break-ins occurred. However, this rate was still a whole 9% lower than the previous year and 42% lower than the previous decade. In general, I believe Canada is a safe place because of the declining rates and declining severity of crimes. There have been falling rates reported in most provinces and territories in almost all offences.
Like every other country Canada is not safe! Every country has several problems, such as, violence, danger, and unresolved issues. Though unlike many countries Canada is known for its peace. Our country tries to keep peace between our relations to other countries and also tries to resolve other countries relations with each other. Surprisingly Canada's crime rate decreases every year and is at it's lowest point ever since 1972. But it's still not safe, no country will ever be safe with such people that live in the world. Our crime rate could still be the lowest in the world, but it still wouldn't make our country safe. Its next to impossible to have a completely safe country.
In my opinion, canada is not safe over all. Life is never safe. We should not be afraid of death though. God is there for us. The statistics shows crimes that are both less serious and high crime. Some of these crimes are not serious, but are just reported. Some of this crimes are due to the population of a province. In the statistics, it shows Nunavut has the top crime counted, but there is barely anybody living there. Why is there such high crime? Because there are all sorts of crime, such as property and violent crime. Although the statistics show that canada is at the lowest since 1972. We can never be too sure. So in conclusion, canada is not safe.
Although a number of negative statistics are decreasing, I believe Canada is not safe since the sex offence rates against children are rising, and since this is police reported data, imagine all the unreported offenses. Secondly, impaired driving has increased for the fourth time in five years: "Police reported close to 90,300 incidents of impaired driving in 2011, 3,000 more than the year before." Youth(ages 12-17) and young adult(18+) crimes are also increasing in the country, meaning that the mindsets in the youth of Canada are becoming more hostile. "The statistics of robberies are stable," but that isn't such a great thing. All in all, there are only so many reports that the police can make, so we know that there are plenty of unreported homicides, offenses, break-ins and more.
Yes, Canada is safe. In 2011, the crime rates in Canada decrease, making Canada safe. The police reported the rates to a 6000 total. The reports show in the graph. The crimes across the country are beginning to decline to 10%. The highest crime are in the west. In large cities crime rate have declined. Especially in Victoria. Declined to 16%. Assault, Robbery, sexual assault, and break-ins. Leaving a safer environment to live in.
Overall, Canada is known as a fairly safe country, per capita. Statistics show that there is generally no more than 2 murders per 100,000 in each province. Except for Nunavut, which sticks out like a sore thumb with a whopping 21 per 100,000!!!!! So why is there a spike in homicides in this province? Studies and criminal research show that it is due to "the trauma of sexual and physical abuse, the frequency of suicide, the pervasiveness of addiction, the geographic isolation, the lack of social services." (Cite: macleans.ca.) if someone from a different country is looking to vacation somewhere in Canada, and researched the safety of our country, they would say it was definitely a safe bet to come to canada, they would just stay out of the north... Yes Canada is a safe country.. The average homicides per 100,000 people is only about 2. Almost 110 in 2011.. The majority of us can walk almost anywhere in our city and feel fairly safe. Whether that's ignorance or knowledge is situational...
Canada is unsafe because in 2011, over 3,800 sexual incidents involving children were reported to the police. The attempted murder rate declined 3% from 2010 while the homicide rate increased. There is also a 1% increase in criminal harassment. In sexual offences, 98% of all persons charged were males. The rate of adult females charged with a criminal offences increased 34% over the past decade. There were declines in all offences with the exception of homicide, sexual offences against children, child pornography, criminal harassment, impaired driving and some drug offences.-Krysta
In my opinion I think that Canada is a safe country but it depends where in Canada. The rate throughout Canada changes with different within provinces. In Canada it says that the total volume of crime per 100,000 populations, continued to decline in 2011, down 6% from the previous years. In Canada the crime rates are very low and people are able to travel freely about the country without concern. In Nunavut they have the highest rate of Police-reported rate. Nunavut has a population of 30,000. Their rates are higher than Canada because of crime violence’s such as assault, sexual assault which are extremely high in the territories relative to Canada.
Although no country will ever be entirely safe, I believe Canada is more safe than not. Right off the bat, Canada is known for its peace-keeping methods and tough gun laws, but the decrease in many crime statistics from 2011 also emphasize its safety. One thing Canadians can take pride in is our diligent but uncorrupt police, ensuring that the majority of reported crime is documented which is important to establish for the other facts supporting Canada’s safety. Considering this, the fact that police-reported crime in Canada declined 6% in 2011 is a positive factor. Both the amount and severity of violent crime in Canada declined two years ago as well. The violent crime rate dropped 4%, which marks the fifth consecutive fall in the severity of violent crime. Proving this are the statistics that show the gradual decline of aggravated assault and assault with a weapon over the past ten years, and the downward trend of police-reported sexual assault which dropped 23% in 2011. Finally, the amount of non-violent crimes has significantly decreased in 2011. Property offences fell 8% and other Criminal Code offences dropped 2%. It is because of this evidence that I think Canada is very safe, and continuing to get safer.
In my opinion, Canada is not safe. No where is safe. Although there has been a decline in crime, as it says on the website, it's only seen across most of the country, not all. "Severity of non-violent crime continues to decrease." As attractive that sounds, it's only non-violent crimes. It even clearly states in one of the headings that "homicide rate increases in 2011". It also states that "In 2011, there were 598 homicides in Canada, 44 more than the previous year, marking a 7% increase in the homicide rate." That's not safe at all, now is it? Finally "Males account for 4 in 5 adults charged, but female rates increasing over past decade." Seems like the girls are getting more crazy. There's also one last heading that caught my attention: "Less than one-half of youth accused are formally charged by police." It's like they're not learning since the punishment isn't given. "Declines were seen in virtually all offences, with the exception of homicide, sexual offences against children, child pornography, criminal harassment, impaired driving and some drug offences."Although the crime rate has decreased, if you look at data table 1a, the crime rate reports are pretty much the same as they were in the 70s. It's simply a decrease since 2001 that's making it sound as if it was a huge improvement.And yeeeeah.
With what stat Canada reports, we know that Canada is a generally safe place. Our proof comes from the police reports that Stat Canada has recorded over time. The crime severity in indexes recorded from 2001-2011 prove that both violent and regular crime have decreased over time. To add on to this, these decreases have been seen across most of the country, and it's metropolitan area, not just one in specific. Aggravated assault and assault with a weapon across the country has also decreased over the years. This year being it's fourth consecutive year. Today, the crime rate is at it's lowest that it has ever been since 1972.