MAY 26, 2013
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Safety in Vancouver Canada
You have probably heard that Vancouver is a very safe city. In fact, all of Canada is well known as a safe, just and peaceful society.
Low Crime Rate in CanadaAlthough Canadian crime rates have never been high, they have steadily fallen since the 1990s. In 1997, Canada's police-reported crime rate decreased for the sixth year in a row, falling by five per cent. Violent crimes declined for the fifth year in a row in 1997 and Canada's homicide rate now accounts for less than one percent of all reported violent incidents.
Canada Safer than the USACanada is much safer than the United States. When evaluating safety, it is important to consider the distinct differences between Canada and the United States. Unlike its US neighbors to the south, handguns are strictly controlled and generally are not permitted in Canada. Homes in the United States have approximately five times as many handguns as homes in Canada. The homicide rate in the United States is approximately four times the Canadian rate. The handgun homicide rate in the US is approximately 15 times higher than in Canada. The gun-related robbery rate is approximately 3.5 times higher in the US than in Canada.
Safe Roads in CanadaCanada is also a safe country in which to drive. In the US, there are approximately 1.98 fatalities per 10,000 registered vehicles, as opposed to 1.62 in Canada.
No Natural Disasters in VancouverCanada is immune to most natural disasters that affect other places in the world. This is especially true in Vancouver, where typhoons, hurricanes, floods, and tornadoes are unheard of.
You will have a more pleasant visit if you do not need to worry about your personal safety. Fortunately, Canada is one of the safest countries in the world in which to live and study.