Winnipeg Crime saw a slight decline in 2011, but police still say it is not enough. Unfortunately, the city believes it will be at the top of the list for violent crime in Canada once again in 2012. Winnipeg had a record 41 homicides in 2011. The homicide rate in November of 2012 is already 100% higher than it was at the same time in 2011.
Break and enters were up by 13% in Winnipeg in 2011 with that figure estimated to rise in 2012. All robberies in the city were up 33%. Break-ins are common all over Canada. In 2010, there were over 200,000 residential robberies. These offenses account for 15% of all property-related crimes in Winnipeg. Sometimes police will receive as many as five break in reports. The problem is so bad that some people don’t even call the police anymore. All kinds of homes get broken into these days. There really is no such thing as a safe neighborhood.
Criminals in Winnipeg, and all over Canada, hone in on their target by checking for open doors and windows. They will also drive around neighborhoods looking for homes that are easy to rob.
Burglars look for homes that do not have security and properties that have valuables out in the open. Intruders usually avoid homes that have security monitoring signs and decals in the windows.
With the downturn of the economy, property crime is on the rise. People who would not normally turn to crime find themselves casing upscale neighborhoods looking for an easy target. People who are out of work and have suddenly lost their jobs become desperate, especially if they have a family to support.
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