Tuesday, September 28, 2010

If 25% is not enough would 50% do it for the "but crime is going down" crowd?

1 in 4 Canadians over the age of 15 have been victims of crime in the previous 12 months, says a recent StatsCan survey. ( Today's snarky comment: What the hell! How can this info even be available or valid since we didn't have a census in 2009!)

Mr. Ignatieff:  25% of your fellow citizens and neighbors have been the victims of crime in the last year and you criticize the building of much need prisons and mock the CPC tough on crime agenda.

Ardvark's free advice: I would suggest that you start paying attention Mr. Ignatieff or in the future you may be wishing that you could poll as well as Dalton McGuinty's latest.


CanadianSense said...

The Jedi Knights have begun to push back the coercive state.

The NB results like the results in the United States are against big government incumbents.

Tax and spend = early retirement.

Ignore at your own peril.

Jeff said...

Ted will be here soon.

Frances said...

In between the census years, Stats Can does surveys - phone and paper. And woe betide you if you don't answer. A lot of these target small businesses, which means someone has to waste valuable time producing answers. And they wonder why productivity isn't increasing.

The_Iceman said...

When they say crime is going down, they are referring to the rate per 100,000 people. The population of Canada has doubled in the last 50 years. Crime rates can go down, but as population rises you actually have more criminals.