Crime in Winnipeg in 2016 did not increase dramatically nor did it decline in any substantial way. Homicides were down from 2015 by one unfortunate soul. The homicide levels have been in a reduce mode the last few years, six years ago 30+ homicides a year were normal. Winnipeg has given up the infamous title of murder capital of Canada. ‘The City of Champions” is now the murder champion belt holder in Canada. Edmonton had 40 homicides this year.
Back in ‘The Peg’ robberies and break and enters were way up. Desperate people doing bold things to get that next twelve pack or meth fix. Overall however it was a good year in terms of Winnipeg breaking its long held reputation as the ‘Detroit of the North’.
Source: Winnipeg police Service
Winnipeg crime art.