Tuesday, July 20, 2010

City ranks number 2 for murder rate

The latest crime study from Statistics Canada has Thunder Bay with the second highest homicide rate in the country. Deputy Police Chief J.P. Levesque says it's a result of the 6 murders last year which was very unusual. He says the way the Stats Can survey is done it tends to put heavier weight on more violent crimes.
The study shows an increase of 17 per cent in violent crime.