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Dealing with social ills of communities

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hannah floyd

on 22 January 2014

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The Downtown Eastside (DTES) is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and was known as "Canada's poorest postal code". There is also a persistent drug problem in the Downtown Eastside, with the most common drugs being heroin, and crack cocaine.
In 2012, BC reached its lowest crime rate since 1972 offences per 1,000 population BC’s crime rate declined
2% from 79 offences per 1,000 population the previous year, the ninth
consecutive annual decrease.
Winnipeg has always been one of Canada's most violent cities. One great example is that from 1981 to 2012, Winnipeg has been the "murder capital" 16 times, of every Canadian Metropolitan Area. Beyond homicides, Winnipeg consistently has the highest robbery rates, sexual assault rates and the highest violent crime index in general of any large Canadian city.
Dealing with social ills between Vancouver and Winnipeg
Homicide Rate:
Poverty Statistics

Crime in Winnipeg
Crime in Vancouver
Poverty In Vancouver
Poverty In Winnipeg
According to statistics in Canada, in 2006
15.7 percent of winnipeggers were living in poverty. Winnipeg's homelessness population continues to grow.
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