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Canada's Top 10 Places Where You're Most Likely To Get Murdered

You REALLY don't want to live anywhere near these cities.

Now that a new year has begun, most of us are looking back on the past 12 months and how good (or bad) 2018 was. Though most of us are pretty glad the year is over with, some are more thankful than others. In case you didn't know, 2018 was a record-breaking year for homicides. 

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TL;DR Below is the official top 10 list of cities in Canada with the worst homicide rate in 2018.

Just think back to all of the horrific events that took place in Toronto and you'll start to remember that the last year was pretty rough. But you're probably wondering where it was the absolute worst? With all of the cities across the country, which ones were you most likely to get murdered in?

Well, thanks to MACLEAN'S "Most Dangerous Places 2018" list for Canada, we can now see what cities you really want to avoid in the new year. These 10 places ranked as most dangerous for homicides, although you can also check other statistics on different crimes.

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So, now that we're in 2019, let's take a peek at the worst places to be in Canada during 2018 if you didn't want to be murdered:

1. Thompson, Manitoba

Number of homicides: 3


2. Woodstock, Ontario

Number of homicides: 8


3. Courtenay, British Columbia

Number of homicides: 3


4. Port Alberni, British Columbia

Number of homicides: 2


5. Morinville, Alberta

Number of homicides: 1


6. Winkler, Manitoba

Number of homicides: 1

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7. Dawson Creek, British Columbia

Number of homicides: 1


8. Thunder Bay, Ontario

Number of homicides: 8


9. North Cowichan, British Columbia

Number of homicides: 2


10. Brooks, Alberta

Number of homicides: 1


The results are based off of the population of each city as well as the Crime Severity Index (CSI) which measures the Canadian average against a city with a high crime rate. 

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So even though #2 on the list (Woodstock, ON) comes in with more homicides than #1 (Thompson, MB) what also comes into question is the population, other crimes and offences, and their overall CSI.

Do you live in any of these cities? Now that you know what places in the country to avoid, you may want to update and go over any travel plans for the new year.

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