According to stats released earlier this month, Canadian cities such as Regina, Halifax and Edmonton were revealed as leaders in violent crime [cbc] while Abbotsford was deemed #1 for property crime in the country [canada.com]. It’s not all gloomy though, overall Canada’s crime rate is down [stats can].
Now I know there are much more pressing items in the news this week, but I bet ya if Surrey topped ANY one of those crime lists this year it would be FRONT page news. It would be on the local & national news as well as on the cover of all the dailies. I guess Surrey-ites should be flattered with all the attention they would get because I just don’t see Abbotsford’s name being smeared around the media in that fashion. Is Surrey just the favourite kid to pick on?