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  Crime in Canada: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Canada is a sovereign state in northern north america, the northern-most country in the world, and the second largest in total area....
A crime in a broad sense is an act that violates a political or moral law....
Murder is the crime of causing the death of another human being without lawful excuse, and with intent to kill or to cause grievous bodily harm....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/cr/crime_in_canada.htm   (1709 words)

 Statute of limitations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A crime (in the case of a criminal prosecution) or a cause of action (in a civil lawsuit) is said to have accrued when the event beginning its time limitation occurs.
One reason for statutes of limitations is fairness; that is, over time memories fade, evidence is lost or never found, and people prefer to get on with their lives without legal intrusions from the past.
Some crimes such as murder or war crimes (see Rome Statute) are so horrific to society that they have no limitations period in some jurisdictions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Statute_of_limitations   (1115 words)

 Canada (04/06)
Canada joined the Organization of American States (OAS) in 1990 and hosted the OAS General Assembly in Windsor in June 2000, and the third Summit of the Americas in Quebec City in April 2001.
Canada is a significant source for the United States of marijuana, as well as precursor chemicals and over-the-counter drugs that are used to produce illicit synthetic drugs.
Canada's importance to the United States is not just a border-state phenomenon: Canada is the leading export market for 39 of the 50 U.S. States, and ranked in the top three for another 8 States.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2089.htm   (3913 words)

 Capital Punishment in Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In 1859, offences punishable by death in Canada included: murder, rape, treason, administering poison or wounding with intent to commit murder, unlawfully abusing a girl under ten, buggery with man or beast, robbery with wounding, burglary with assault, arson, casting away a ship, and exhibiting a false signal endangering a ship.
In Canada, the abolition of the death penalty is considered to be a principle of fundamental justice.
The Supreme Court of Canada has held that prior to extraditing an individual for a capital crime, Canada must seek assurances, save in exceptional circumstances from the requesting state that the death penalty will not be applied.
canada.justice.gc.ca /en/news/fs/2003/doc_30896.html   (471 words)

Crime Stoppers is a civilian, non profit, charitable organization that brings together in a triparte relationship, the police services of a community, the media and the community in the fight against crime.
The Crime Stoppers Society is a non-profit organization and is responsible for raising funds and the disbursements of rewards.
An unsolved crime may be re-enacted and shown on television or may be publicized in a newspaper or aired on the radio.
www.canadiancrimestoppers.org   (455 words)

However, extensive coverage of youth crime in the media may initially lead one to conclude that present policies are ineffective given that crimes committed by youths appear to be increasing in number and seriousness.
Indeed, youth crime in Canada has come to the fore as a public concern fuelled by beliefs that rates of youthful offending are escalating and that youth justice responses need to become harsher to deal effectively with this problem.
Along with the belief that youth crime is widespread are the perceptions that youth crime is increasing in seriousness and in proportion to all crime (youth and adult crime combined).
www.johnhoward.ab.ca /PUB/C16.htm   (5789 words)

 Violent Crime Statistics - Canada
The rate of youths charged with violent crimes began to fall only recently, with a 2% drop in 1997, a 1% decrease in 1998, and a 5% drop in 1999.
In Crime Statistics in Canada, 2003, Statistics Canada notes: "Throughout the past decade, the trend in the rate of youth violent crime was relatively stable until it began a general increase in 2000 (Figure 17).
A straight comparison of the youth violent crime rate in Canada over 25 years shows an increase of several hundred per cent, but it's a statistically inaccurate picture due to major changes in the law and the way police and courts have handled youth over that time, says Marnie Wallace of the CCJS.
www.fradical.com /Violent_crime_statistics_Canada.htm   (2331 words)

 The Daily, Wednesday, July 28, 2004. Crime statistics
Canada's national crime rate increased 6% in 2003, its first substantial gain in over a decade.
The increase was driven by a surge in counterfeiting across the country, as well as an increase in most property crimes and minor offences such as mischief and disturbing the peace.
The increase in Montréal was primarily because of an 87% rise in counterfeiting incidents.
www.statcan.ca /Daily/English/040728/d040728a.htm   (1885 words)

 The Official Crime Stoppers International Website - Welcome to Crime Stoppers International Online
Crime Stoppers began in Albuquerque, New Mexico in September 1976 and is a partnership of the community, the media and law enforcement designed to combat crime and keep our streets safe.
Crime Stoppers programs are operated as not for profit charities and are managed by a volunteer board of directors who take responsibility fundraising and paying rewards to individuals who anonymous call with information that helps solve crime.
On an accumulative basis since 1976 tips to Crime Stoppers have been responsible for the arrests of around 600,000 individuals and led to the seizure of close to $7 billlion in stolen property and illicit drugs.
www.c-s-i.org   (851 words)

 Stephen Roth Institute: Antisemitism And Racism
Protests were held in a number of locations across Canada and the United States in support of Zündel and in an attempt to raise funds for his legal defense.
In another case, Oral Vrba, a 29 year-old man with a history of mental illness, was charged with the hate crime of willfully causing damage to the synagogue in St.
His trial on hate crime charges was postponed a number of times and began only in April 2005 In addition, demands to revoke his prestigious Order of Canada have been refused to date.
www.tau.ac.il /Anti-Semitism/asw2004/canada.htm   (3794 words)

 The Daily, Tuesday, June 1, 2004. Pilot survey of hate crime
Some facets of hate crime, such as fear of becoming a victim of an ethno-culturally motivated hate crime, were measured by the Ethnic Diversity Survey (EDS), which looked at the impact on the visible minority population and various religious faiths.
Overall, one quarter of victims of a violent crime suffered an injury as a result of the hate crime incident; many of which (45%) were minor in nature.
Approximately 46% of gay and lesbian victims of hate crime were injured as a result of the incident, almost twice the proportion of 25% among hate crime victims in general.
www.statcan.ca /Daily/English/040601/d040601a.htm   (1621 words)

 Crime in Canada's Territories - ExploreNorth
With the release of the latest national crime statistics, the Canadian provinces are generally congratulating themselves on lowering crime rates.
Since the statistics here are only for crimes reported to police, a willingness to report crimes by residents of a given area will also increase their crime rates even if the level of crime really hadn't increased.
In terms of citizens reporting crime, a person who reports witnessing a crime in Winnipeg would be unlikely to know the criminal; in Fort Smith, the opposite would be true.
www.explorenorth.com /library/weekly/aa073100a.htm   (485 words)

CRIME: Although criminal activity in Canada is more common in urban areas, overall crime levels are comparable to the United States and violent crimes such as murder, armed robbery, and rape can occur throughout the country.
Due to the high incidence of such crimes, motorists in Montreal and some other jurisdictions can be fined for leaving their car doors unlocked or for leaving valuables in view.
Transport Canada is the Canadian federal government agency responsible for road safety, although each province or territory has the authority to establish its own traffic and safety laws and issue driving licenses.
travel.state.gov /travel/canada.html   (2734 words)

 ipedia.com: Crime in Canada Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Understanding the reasons for the differing crime rates of the countries is important for both nations.
Canada wants to avoid becoming more like the United States and the U.S. would ideally prefer to share Canada's lower crime rate.
Canada has a more extensive welfare state than the United States and has lower rates of poverty.
www.ipedia.com /crime_in_canada.html   (890 words)

 Overlawyered: Canada Archives
Now the Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to consider a case in which Zoe Childs of Oxford Station is suing Dwight Courrier and Julie Zimmerman, who threw a New Year's party attended by Desmond Desormeaux, an alcoholic who drove off and into Childs' car, severely injuring her.
Canada thus becomes the first country to emulate the principle announced by state attorneys general in the U.S., which culminated in the notorious $246 billion state-tobacco settlement.
Arctic outfitters and small tourism operators in Nunavut, the far northern territory of Canada that is home to the Inuit people, are suffering the effects of a liability insurance crisis which is also affecting major landowners in the area such as Parks Canada and the Government of Nunavut.
www.overlawyered.com /canada   (6896 words)

 Crime in Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The crime rate in Canada is measured by the number of Criminal Code incidents reported to police.
The drop in police-reported crime is not the only indicator that the crime rate has actually fallen, however.
However, crime rates in all of the Atlantic provinces have increased in recent years and rates are now generally higher than in Quebec and Ontario. /04/04b/04b_002_e.htm   (287 words)

 Canada's Hidden Crime
The trend is worrisome, given that Canada's three million seniors represent 12 percent of the population.
Saba says doctors in Canada are not knowledgeable about malnutrition and may fail to recognize it in elderly patients until it is too late.
Canada's first family council was started in 1992 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Vancouver.
www.readersdigest.ca /mag/2000/05/think_crime.html   (2342 words)

 Drug statistics: Canada 1997
According to the Criminal Intelligence Service Canada, this rise may be linked to more sophisticated growing techniques and new technology which have enabled Canadian traffickers to produce high-quality cannabis in hydroponic greenhouses.
Court data from seven provinces and one territory for the fiscal year 1996/1997 show that almost two-thirds (64%) of people convicted of drug trafficking were sentenced to prison, five times the proportion of people jailed for drug possession (13%).
Data from a one-day snapshot of inmates in correctional facilities in 1996 showed that 9% of the adult inmate population in Canada were in prison for a drug offence as their most serious offence.
www.cfdp.ca /statcan.htm   (660 words)

 Organized crime 'widespread' (Canada)
The frank assessment of organized crime in Canada was prepared by the RCMP's Criminal Intelligence Directorate to guide and prioritize large investigations launched by the Mounties.
Organized crime groups are engaged in a wide diversity of crime, from violent acts of murder, assault and robbery to sophisticated financial crimes, including stock market manipulation, money laundering and counterfeiting, the report says.
A prominent organized crime researcher said the massive scale, diversity and seeming impunity of the gangsters' activities in Canada reflect years of neglect by politicians and government officials.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1009679/posts   (1522 words)

 It's not just the weather that's cooler in Canada
And Canada has strict gun control laws, which means that the criminals must all be heavily armed, the law-abiding civilians helpless and the government on the verge of a massive confiscation campaign.
Of course, there are still crimes committed with guns -- brought in from the United States, which has become the major illegal weapons supplier for all of North America -- but my theory is that the surge in pot-smoking has rendered most criminals too relaxed to commit violent crimes.
Canada signed the Kyoto global warming treaty, lets 19-year-olds drink, has more of its population living in urban areas and accepts more immigrants per capita than the United States.
www.post-gazette.com /columnists/20030730sam0730p1.asp   (811 words)

 Criminal Justice Resources Resources: Organized Crime
Examines the scope of Asian organized crime and terrorist activity in Canada and the extent of cooperation and possible overlap between criminal and terrorist activity in that country.
The rapid spread of international crime since the end of the Cold War is unprecedented in scale, facilitated by globalization and technological advances, and poses a significant challenge to the United States and democratic governments and free market economies around the world.
Crime cartels are focusing on a greater diversity of commodities.
www.lib.msu.edu /harris23/crimjust/orgcrime.htm   (6630 words)

 Crime Stoppers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Crime Stoppers is a community program, run by concerned citizens.
Our Crime Stoppers program is the most efficient use of your charity crime fighting donation.
You can make a tax-deductible charitable donation directly to Crime Stoppers, you can participate as a "jailee" in our annual Bail or Jail fund raising event at St. Laurent Centre on April 5th, participate in our annual Crime Stoppers Golf Tournament in the fall.
www.crimestoppers.org   (286 words)

 PSEPC :: Home :: Programs :: Crime prevention :: National Crime Prevention Strategy
The National Crime Prevention Strategy is the Government of Canada's action plan to reduce crime by addressing its root causes in order to build stronger, healthier communities.
The National Crime Prevention Strategy is built on the common sense principle that the surest way to reduce crime is to focus on the factors that put individuals at risk -- factors such as family violence, school problems and drug abuse.
It supported Canadian communities in undertaking crime prevention activities, primarily through the distribution of grants and contributions but also through the dissemination of "lessons learned." In other words, it enabled the Government of Canada to broaden its partnerships and help communities design and implement innovative and sustainable ways to prevent crime.
www.psepc-sppcc.gc.ca /prg/cp/ncps-en.asp   (283 words)

 Wildlife Crime Prevention   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Most people are not aware that you can call Crime Stoppers any time to report Poaching activity.
Crime Stoppers is a non profit organization run by citizens to aid law enforcement agencies solve crimes.
In British Columbia there is a toll free number for reporting fisheries violations to Fisheries and Oceans Canada in (The Pacific Region of the Department) is 1-800-465-4336.
www.outdoors.on.ca /wildlife   (515 words)

 Simon Rowland - NDP Candidate for Eglinton-Lawrence Riding, Toronto - Canadian Crime Issues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
While statistics show that crime rates continue to decline, not all Canadians feel safe in their homes or communities.
Restore Canadians' faith in the justice system through better resources for victims of crime and adequate funding to ensure that the system operates speedily and effectively.
Address the underlying causes of crime by dealing with poverty, investing in children and families and rebuilding communities.
www.simonrowland.com /ndp/crime.html   (256 words)

 Crime Watch Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The first thing to do is take a moment and Register, its absolutley free and takes less than a minute.
We believe, that we must do our part to combat the criminal element in our country as statistics are climbing and continue to do so.
Crime Watch Canada believes that any contribution, small or large, will help provide a better future for our children and ourselves.
www.crimewatchcanada.com   (326 words)

 New Nation News * from Canada * The Great White North
Lai made a last-ditch appeal to remain in Canada, saying he would be tortured or executed if forced to return to his homeland.
VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI said Saturday that low birth rates in Canada are the result of the "pervasive effects of secularism" and asked the country's bishops to counter the trend by preaching the truth of Christ.
The son of a Vancouver millionaire was grabbed from his car at gunpoint Tuesday morning in a brazen abduction that has shaken the city's Southlands neighbourhood of large country homes, pastures and horse barns.
www.newnation.org /NNN-canada.html   (1798 words)

 Crime Writers of Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
It would be a crime to miss out on this deal, so click here to sign up!
Crime Writers of Canada is proud to be associated with the following organizations:
Come to Hang In!, the CWC's quiz game of Cool Canadian Crime at the author presentation area of BookExpo on Sunday, June 11, at 2:30 p.m.
crimewriterscanada.com   (348 words)

 List of Canada-related topics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
List of areas disputed by the United States and Canada
List of vehicles sold in Canada but not the United States
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_Canada-related_topics   (172 words)

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