Mischief, disturbing-the-peace drive high crime rates in remote communities – CBC

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Mischief, disturbing-the-peace drive high crime rates in remote communities – CBC

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Nov 20, 2020

Statistics Canada looked at police-reported crime in Canada’s remote, Indigenous-majority communities

A new Statistics Canada report found that crimes of mischief and disturbing the peace make up a large part of the high crime rates that plague Canada’s small, remote, majority-Indigenous communities.

“Although statistics consistently show that police services serving Indigenous communities report some of the highest rates of crime in Canada, there has been little detailed analysis to examine the nature of crime in these communities,” reads the report.

The study looked at police-reported crime from 182 detachments that serve communities where over half the population is Indigenous. That includes all of Nunavut, detachments that serve 77 per cent of Indigenous populations in the Northwest Territories, and detachments that serve 23 per cent of Indigenous populations in Yukon. The median population served was under 1,500 people.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/crime-stats-closer-look-1.5809192

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