Nunavut led country in violent crimes in 2021, says Statistics Canada report


Nunavut has the highest rate of police-reported violent crime in Canada, according to a report released by Statistics Canada on Tuesday.

The report looked at the severity of police-reported crime in 2020-2021 and found that Nunavut was among the Canadian jurisdictions that saw an increase to its Crime Severity Index (CSI), which measures the overall seriousness of police-reported crime from one year.

“As has been the case since 1998,” the report reads in part, “the Prairie provinces and British Columbia have had the highest CSIs among the provinces, while the three territories have reported the highest CSIs overall.”

The 2020-2021 report showed the N.W.T. had the highest overall CSI, with Nunavut in second

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