WINNIPEG — Manitoba continues to post some of the highest crime rates in Canada.
A report from Statistics Canada says Manitoba had the highest homicide rate among provinces in 2008, and Winnipeg had the highest homicide rate among major cities.
And despite a 44 per cent drop in vehicle theft, Winnipeg continues to have the highest rate of stolen automobiles in Canada.
Vehicle theft rates have been dropping across the country, as more and more automobiles are equipped with immobilizers.
StatsCan says Manitoba topped all other provinces in terms of violent crime in 2008, followed closely by Saskatchewan.