Tag Archive: crime rates

Reducing crime the cheap way

September 13, 2022

Post #199 850 words; 4 minutes to read This audio summary by volunteer Hannah Lee. One of the biggest obstacles to decreasing crime and improving public safety is the human propensity to want to punish people for bad behaviour instead...

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Crime continues to decline in Canada

April 30, 2022

Post #190 950 words; 4 minutes to read One of the main regular sources of data on criminal justice in Canada is the annual ‘Police Reported Crime’ report.  The most recent report was released in the summer of 2021, and...

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Criminal justice and the federal election

August 24, 2021

Post #175 830 words; 4 minutes to read Voice summary thanks to volunteer Averi Brailey. This post is a slightly edited reprint from one posted in the early days of the 2019 federal election.  The election is a time to...

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In Canada, more immigration means less crime

July 25, 2021 |

Post # 173 550 words; 3 minutes to read Voice summary thanks to volunteer Averi Brailey. Most Canadians understand that immigration is good for our country and indeed essential to maintain our current level of prosperity.  But one of the...

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Data on Canada’s prison system

January 25, 2020

900 words; 4 minute read. The annual performance monitoring report of the Parole Board of Canada is one of the best regular sources of data about criminal justice in Canada – a field where our data are generally quite weak....

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How media coverage can distort ideas about crime

October 25, 2019

750 words; 4 minutes to read This post is drawn from a single graphic produced by the wonderful web site Our World in Data.  That site provides brilliant analyses of  large amounts of data, often over long periods of time,...

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