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Saskatchewan is leading the nation in Youth Crime

Maclean's magazine has released "Canada's Most Dangerous Places 2019" today and Saskatchewan is leading the country in youth crime with 5 cities of the top 10 in the rankings.

The report ranks communities according to the crime severity index (CSI), which is a Statistics Canada measure of all police-reported crime in the country. The CSI takes into consideration both the volume and the seriousness of offences. The 2017 data which is the most current available was released on July 23, 2018.

North Battleford, Prince Albert, Yorkton, Saskatoon and Regina all made the top 10. Regina and Yorkton were the only cities in the top 10 that saw a drop in Youth Crime since 2017, meanwhile North Battleford, Saskatoon, Prince Albert and Regina all saw increases.

This ranking is based on the amount of Youth Criminal Justice Act Offences each city reported in 2017 based on reported incidents per 100,000 population.

North Battleford was named the #1 city in Canada for youth crime with 674.22, Prince Albert was #3 with 339.34, Yorkton ranked in at #6 with 185.36, Saskatoon was #9 with 108.79 and Regina came in at #10 with.

Saskatchewan communities outside of the top 10 were Moose jaw ranked in at #15 with 69.06, Swift Current was #24 at 44.24.

Lloydminister clocked in at #82 with 10.03, Weyburn at #90 with 8.86 and Estevan at #168 with 0 reported Youth Criminal Justice Act Offences and had the largest drop in crime with a 58.54 point drop on the CSI, however Estevan came in 8th in the country for Cocaine Trafficking offences with 112.44 per 100k population. All three cities under the national average for Youth Criminal Justice Act Offences.

The national average for Youth Criminal Justice Act Offences is 16.74.

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