Canada is widely regarded as one of the safest countries in the world, but yet there is still crime in Canada. This data visualization takes a look at the levels of crime across various Canadian provinces and territories.
Crime in Canada analysis
This Data Studio report on Crime in Canada is based on 2016 crime statistics for the provinces and territories as reported by Statistics Canada. This information is available on Wikipedia.The Crime rates in Northwest Territories and Nunavut are incredibly high when compared to the other provinces, and their small populations.
Crime statistics vary considerably through different parts of Canada. In general, the eastern provinces (Ontario, Quebec, the maritime provinces) have the lowest violent crime rates while the western provinces (Alberta, British Columbia) have higher rates and the territories higher still.
Of the provinces, Manitoba and Saskatchewan have the highest violent crime rates. The data also shows that Saskatchewan has the highest assault rate, and that Manitoba has the highest sexual assault rate, robbery rate and homicide rate of any Canadian province.
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