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Crime rates in Canada

National crime rate at its lowest level since 1973

Last Updated: October 3, 2011

Canada's national crime rate has been on the decline for the past two decades and has reached its lowest level since 1973, according to Statistics Canada. The total volume of crime, representing nearly 2.1 million Criminal Code incidents, fell five per cent in 2010 from the previous year, said the federal agency. The Crime Severity Index also dropped six per cent to its lowest point since 1998. Hover over the cities on the map or the arrows in the chart to read more about the rising and falling crime statistics.

Source: Statistics Canada

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