Jailings Up As Crime Declines

A succession of crime bills has left Canada with one of the highest incarceration rates in the industrialized world despite a sharp decline in overall offences, according to new Public Safety Canada data. The national crime rate dropped 33 percent since 1998 at the same time spending on federal prisons rose to $2.69 billion a year: “This represents an increase of 64.7 percent”.

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