Crime rates in Nunavut have increased in both severity and overall frequency compared to 2016 according to a Statistics Canada report.
The severity of crime in the territory is about four times worse than Canada’s national average.
Fraud reports have shot up 61 per cent from 2015, although Nunavut still has the lowest rate of fraud compared to other provincial and territorial jurisdictions in 2017.
Crime rates have also raised significantly in sexual violence and impaired driving.
Sexual violence against children rose by 107 per cent. The territory sees a rate nearly 15 times greater than Canada’s national average in reported incidents.
Impaired driving also grew by 23 per cent in 2016. The rate is now more than three times the national average.
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