Saskatoon mayor Charlie Clark says crime statistics released Monday by Statistics Canada show the need for an integrated approach to crime based on data and collaboration.
The latest Stats Can report gave Saskatoon the second highest Crime Severity Index (CSI) score in the country after Regina’s 125.8.
Clark expressed concern about the increase in reported fraud’s and sexual assault’s, noting fraud incidents have jumped by 30 per cent and sexual assault by 44 per cent. He said government has to focus on the root causes of crime, like poverty, racism and substance abuse.
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