First the good news: Gun-related violent crime is falling in Canada, down by more than 25 per cent between 2009 and 2012, according to Statistics Canada data released Wednesday.
|Victims of firearm-related violent crime, per 100,000 population (2012)
Nunavut - 154.3
NW Territories - 39.2
Saskatchewan - 34.3
Manitoba - 31.6
Nova Scotia - 28.2
Alberta - 23.9
New Brunswick - 23.8
British Columbia - 22.7
Yukon - 16.6
Ontario - 16.6
Newfoundland - 14.6
P.E.I - 10.9
But if you're living on the Prairies, we've got some bad news. The firearms-related violent crime rate in Saskatchewan and Manitoba is the highest in the country. (Quebec was not included because of problems with data quality.)
And when it comes to bigger cities, Halifax and Moncton top the rankings, followed by Saskatoon and Hamilton, Ont.
The stats cover not just actual shootings but any crime where a gun is involved, from homicide and attempted murder to sexual assault, robbery and uttering threats.
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