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When it comes to public safety, has anything changed where you live?

The headlines this year have seen stories of high profile public assaults and claims from politicians that crime is on the rise.

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An elderly woman is dead and a man is in custody after what appears to have been an unprovoked daytime assault in downtown Toronto on Friday, police say.
A string of assaults in Toronto prompted a temporary rise in police presence on the city's transit system. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)

A string of highly publicized assaults has raised concern around public safety across Canada, causing municipalities to look for solutions.

Toronto's police department temporarily increased its police presence on public transit after a series of assaults. And the city of Edmonton has seen eight violent deaths over just 12 days in March. 

Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre said that crime was on the rise across the country, blaming the Liberal government and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. But some experts say the recent headlines aren't a cause for alarm

Our question this week: when it comes to public safety, has anything changed where you live?

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