Because a lot of what we do in law (pretty much everything?) has a connection to crime, potential or actual, I thought readers of Slaw might be interested to note that according to The Daily, in 2007 Canada’s national crime rate for police reported crimes declined for the third year in a row. Not only are crimes against property down, but there were fewer serious violent offences as well. Ontario continues to have the lowest rate of reported crime, and Toronto has the second lowest rate of all 27 municipalities studied.
I hope that the current government and the media will give up the scare-mongering that they’ve been indulging in lately. (And that those who think that Toronto is the big BAD city, will think again, and again.)