Issue Area: Safety • Crime rates in Canada seem to be well under control • Violent crime rate, property crime rate, incidence of vehicle theft and level of crime severity have all steadily declined since 2006 • The number of police officers per 100,000 people has steadily risen • While we have seen a rise in police reported hate crimes and criminal code traffic offences since 2006, overall Safety has seen a 15.2% improvement from 2006 to 2010 • Impact stories….
Introduction• Dangerous driving conditions affect members of a community in their ability simply to get around without concern for their safety. As such, an important measure of well-being is the incidence of criminal code traffic violations. Criminal traffic violations include offences such as impaired driving, dangerous operation of a vehicle, and the evasion of police.
Issue Area: SafetyCrime rates in Canada seem to bewell under control.• Violent crime rate, property crime rate, incidence of vehicle theft and level of crime severity have all steadily declined since 2006• Number of police officers per 100,000 people has steadily risen.• While we have seen a rise in police reported hate crimes and criminal code traffic offences since 2006, overall Safety has seen a 15.2% improvement from 2006 to 2010.We would reference data source here.
Issue Area: SafetyTraffic Code ViolationsDangerous driving conditions affectmembers of a community in their abilitysimply to get around without concern fortheir safety. An important measure ofwell-being is the incidence of criminalcode traffic violations. Criminal trafficviolations include offences such asimpaired driving, dangerous operation ofa vehicle, and the evasion of police.• national figure for criminal code traffic violations per 100,000 persons saw a decline of 12.6 % since 1998• Among Vital Signs Communities, the Halton region, which includes Oakville, had the lowest rate of criminal code traffic violations in 2010 with 95 offences per 100,000• With 992 criminal traffic violations per 100,000, the town of Golden had the highest traffic crime rate among the Vital Signs Communities.• Of the 22 Vital Signs communities for which data were available, 18 experienced a decrease in traffic crime from 2009 to 2010, while 4 experienced an increase.
Grande Prairie - converting datainto action – Criminal Code Traffic Violations were almost 116% higher than the national average, 64% higher than the"Injuries are the leading cause of death for provincial average.Alberta children and youth aged 19 andyounger"Carla Shkwarok, Executive Director for • Grande Prairie & Area Safe Communities offers programsGrande Prairie & Area Safe Communities. throughout the Peace Region to address these stats including Traffic Safety Campaigns and Car Seat Clinics. As part of its SafetyCity program, students have opportunities learn safety tips in a number of areas including pedestrian, fire, bicycle, water, farm, electrical, and first aid. • With plenty of opportunity to practice safety skills, students take part in fun activities designed to heighten their awareness of the many hazards in their environment and equip them with the information they need to stay safe. • • The Community Foundation recently awarded the Grande Prairie & Area Safe Communities a $5,000 Community Impact Grant. These funds are in support of the Community Injury Prevention Mobilization program, an injury prevention education and awareness. • "We are very grateful to the Foundation for their generosity so we can begin our work to mobilize the community to help turn our injury rates around."
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Getting Started• Between 2006 and 2011, the national unemployment rate has fluctuated between 6.0 and 8.3, with the greatest unemployment experienced during the 2008-2009 recession.• Immigrants and youth represent two groups who are more vulnerable to unemployment than the average, particularly during times of economic downturn.• Between 2006 and 2011 the average immigrant unemployment rate was 8.3, with a high of 10.0 in 2009. During this same time period the average youth unemployment rate was 13.1, with a high of 15.2 in 2009.• Immigrants and youth experience higher rates of unemployment than the national average, especially during recessions. Since 2006, Getting Started has seen a percentage change of -24.8%.