Thursday, July 17, 2008

Crime stats are in

According to StatsCan, Canada's crime rate is down for the third straight year:
"Canada's national crime rate declined for the third straight year in 2007, according to Statistics Canada, which attributed the drop largely to a decrease in counterfeiting and property offences such as break-ins and vehicle thefts.

StatsCan data released Thursday shows a seven per cent drop in the national crime rate, which the agency said also stems from fewer serious violent offences like homicides, attempted murders, sexual assaults and robberies."

...and all without the help of this guy (or one of his clones). Not bad! What's that tell you, Authoritarians? Maybe harsher punishment and more laws! more laws! more laws! aren't necessarily the answer? Ruminate on it.