Maclean’s magazine has ranked Red Deer as the fourth most dangerous city in its latest national crime ranking report.
Red Deer’s dramatic ascension in the most recent danger ranking is largely attributed to a high rate of non-violent crime, according to Maclean’s.
The report concludes that Red Deer’s breaking-and-entering rate per 100,000 people is 64.6 per cent higher than the national average. Red Deer also ranked higher than average in the areas of sexual assault, aggravated assault and auto theft.
In October 2010, Maclean’s reported that Red Deer was Canada’s 11th most dangerous city. In 2008, Red Deer was ranked as the 23rd.
Each year, Maclean’s breaks down crime data from Statistics Canada for municipal police services serving the nation’s 100 largest populations.
Using 2010 rates per 100,000 people for six crimes — homicide, sexual assault, aggravated assault, vehicle theft, robbery plus breaking and entering — Maclean’s calculated the percentage difference from the national rate.s calculated the percentage difference from the national rate.
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