Crime in Saskatchewan province of Canada is on a hike again!
The title of this news must have left you wondering how the 6th safest country, Canada, of the globe can have a province with threats of danger and crime. Unfortunately, it does have. The rates of crime have been increasing in the province of Saskatchewan, securing it the position of the most dangerous province in Canada.
Crime rates in Canada
The rates of crime in Canada vary across its numerous provinces, ranging from the Crime Severity Index of 42.1 in the province of Quebec to the Crime Severity Index of 148.18 in Saskatchewan. The rate is even higher than the average rate of the nation, Canada which goes up to around 79.45. So the country can be said to be out of blame in general, it is the provinces that must bear the responsibility of being in danger.
The crime rate in Saskatchewan
The rate of crime in Saskatchewan has not been able to cross the mark of other territories, yet it is high enough to be called the most dangerous province. With a rate of 2,249.11 violent crimes for every 100,000 people, it tops the list of provinces with threats of danger. Added to this is the increase in the 55 cases of homicide within the province. Even the rate of crime has increased at the rate of 5.40 this year.
What makes up such a high Crime rate in Saskatchewan?
The various cities within the province, whose combined rates make up the overall rate, are to be considered responsible. North Battleford with a CSI rate of 351 and only 14,439 inhabitants tops the list of cities considered to be dangerous. It is also the second most dangerous place in Canada. Other than that there is also Prince Albert along with the nearby areas, Saskatoon, Yorkton, and Regina.
Type of crimes that are common within the Saskatchewan province
The city has experimented with distinct types of crimes ranging from assaults, door, and housebreaking, fraud, drug-related crimes, offenses using firearms, drunk driving, robbery, homicide, and whatnot. Breaking into houses is the most frequent crime within the province. The rate goes up to 584 incidents in the year 2019.
Why such a high rate of crime in Saskatchewan province ?
The reason behind such a high rate of crime is not one but many. The primal reason is poverty and the petty condition of the people living there. There is also the issue of drug consumption and subsequent addiction to marijuana and pills along with Fentanyl and heroin from the level of school makes the matter worse. This has also led to the birth of Native gangs making matters worse. The matter has now turned out to be a vicious cycle requiring the involvement of authorities.
Such a resentful condition calls for immediate action to mitigate the rising levels of crime within the province of Saskatchewan. Thus, much focus needs to be on improving the situation.