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Manitoba posts highest homicide rate in Canada for 8th consecutive year


Manitoba has the highest homicide rate among the provinces for the eighth consecutive year, according to a new report from Statistics Canada.

With a homicide rate of 3.43 per 100,000 residents in 2014, Manitoba surpasses:

Alberta, which was second with a homicide rate of 2.52.

Saskatchewan, in the third spot, at 2.13.

Police forces in Manitoba reported 44 homicides last year, down from 51 in 2013. For Winnipeg and its surrounding bedroom communities (census metropolitan area), 26 homicides were reported, down one from 2013.


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