Before you break out the champagne...
Nationally, the homicide rate fell 10 per cent, ending two years of increases, but the number of young people accused of murder was the highest since data was first collected in 1961.And some places were alarmingly worse than others.
There were 605 homicides reported to police in 2006, which translates to 1.85 homicides for every 100,000 people.Now that's one hell of a variation from the mean... what's up with the not-so-gentle folk of Saskatchewan?
Saskatchewan again had the highest rate of all provinces, with 4.1 homicides for every 100,000 people.
Saskatchewan stands out for two reasons, he said: It consistently has the highest crime rate, and it has the highest percentage of native Canadians in its justice system.Oh no... shsshhhh... stop, stop... you can't say that!!!
Not unless you blame it on our racist anglo-saxon society.