Monday, November 02, 2009
Crime concerns greatest in Winnipeg
Winnipeg – Winnipeggers are more likely than residents of other large Canadian cities to worry about guns, gangs and lawlessness in their home community, according to a series of surveys taken by Probe Research Inc. and Ipsos-Reid Canada.
Nearly one-half of Winnipeg residents (43%) recently told Probe Research that crime, violence and gangs are the most important public concern facing their city. Compared to their neighbours in nearby Western Canadian cities such as Saskatoon (30% most concerned about crime), Edmonton (27%) and Regina (25%), citizens of Winnipeg greatly eclipse residents of these other cities when it comes to a preoccupation with crime.