Thursday, 26 March 2009

Aggravated assault in Yellowknife: 350% higher than rest of Canada

Northern blight - Canada -
By Nancy Macdonald
Iqaluit, Whitehorse and Yellowknife, the biggest cities in the three
northern territories, with a combined population of around 50000, are too small to figure into the roll, which ranks Canada's 100 largest cities.

The rate of aggravated assault in Yellowknife was more than 350 per cent higher than average. And Iqaluit recorded an aggravated assault rate 1,033 per cent above the Canadian average. Its rate of sexual assault is more than 1,270 per cent above the average—and, according to the RCMP, climbing.

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