Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Maclean's National Crime Ranking for the NWT

According to McLean's the severity of crime in the NWT higher than the Canadian average for overall crime.
Only Nunavut is higher.
Fortunately Yellowknife does not rate in the top 100 cities.

Crime severity index
RankProvince or TerritoryPopulation% from Canadian average Rank (violent crime)Rank (non-violent crime)% change since 2005* % change since 2000*
1Nunavut33,220 318125.738.1
2 Northwest Territories43,759311.321-0.935.1
3Yukon Territory34,52510733-14.1-36.1

Northwest Territories, Canada

Overall Rank #2

Population: 43,759 Website: www.gov.nt.ca

Rate per 100,000 population:2.3Canadian rate per 100,000 population:1.6
Percentage difference from Canada:40.7%

Sexual assault
Rate per 100,000 population:402.2
Canadian rate per 100,000 population:65
Percentage difference from Canada:518.5%

Aggravated assault
Rate per 100,000 population:68.6
Canadian rate per 100,000 population:10
Percentage difference from Canada:585.8%

Rate per 100,000 population:54.9
Canadian rate per 100,000 population:89.1
Percentage difference from Canada:-38.5%

Breaking and entering
Rate per 100,000 population:1629.4
Canadian rate per 100,000 population:577.2
Percentage difference from Canada:182.3%

Auto theft
Rate per 100,000 population:507.3
Canadian rate per 100,000 population:271.7
Percentage difference from Canada:86.7%

Maclean's obtained annual crime data from Statistics Canada for municipal police services serving the nation's 100 largest populations, each encompassing a city or town of at least 10,000 people. Using 2010 rates per 100,000 people for six crimes—homicide, sexual assault, aggravated assault, vehicle theft, robbery plus breaking and entering—in each area, Maclean's calculated the percentage difference from the national rate. The overall crime score ranking for the 100 communities was created in consultation with StatsCan, using its Crime Severity Index (CSI) score and calculating the percentage difference from the national CSI score. Maclean's calculated the ratios by dividing population of the area by the raw number of crimes. Maclean's uses the names of the individual police services as used by Statistics Canada as the "city" name; some are edited for space.

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