Why crime rates feel high, if stats say they're dropping
A new set of numbers has come out showing a decrease in crime rates in Canada. Statistics Canada says, for example, the murder rate is the lowest it's been since 1966.
However, a public opinion poll done by Ipsos-Reid indicates that only a minority of Canadians feel the number of homicides in the country is going down, and a third believe it's actually rising.
We speak to author Dan Gardner about why that might be, and we try to imagine a breaking news report that reflected some of Canada's actual leading causes of death.