Crime decreased again last year

CBC News

The volume and severity of crime reported to police across the country dropped again last year, continuing the downward trend seen over the past decade, reports Statistics Canada.

Nearly 2.2 million crimes were reported to police in 2009, about 43,000 fewer than in 2008, according to a report released Tuesday.

Car thefts, break-ins and mischief cases accounted for most of the decline.

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