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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 29, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Murders mcreuse 98 per cenl Canadian crime dot O'l'i'ANVA HT'> Crime in doubled hulwccn 1902 Miil alarming sonic I inl-iior-; ami raising questions i l'inil judicial and penal re- iMojii ;ims firmly under i .ny ju-rrss the country. statistics sliow Ihat miintiTs increased Ott.Z per ith IC'jfl. The ccmlitminj: rise coin- cided with a trial suspension oi cfipilal punishment more Thii xany character hai no name tiul lie hai an unondina o! jhupes He'll make his firsl appearance on Mon- day, May 1. Readers are invilcd fo participate in o contest to make up an appropriale name for Mm. Although this wacky character has no name, he has an unending variety of shapes. He can be anylhing he wants to be. One minute he's bigger lhan Lolla Elephant and the next he's smaller ihon Crawlcy Worm. He can become round, square or triangular, fuzzy, sticky or smoolh, checked or polka- doltecl. For the 100 most imaginative names sub- milled, SESAME STREET educational toys, puppets and books will be awarded. There will be 20 SESAME STREET loys valued at from S3 to 313; 30 puppets worth from 34 to and SO books valued at from S2.50 to S3.95. Ten SESAME STREET posters will he addi- tional prizes for entrants from this area, Mars ii on opportunity for reader! of SESAME STREET lo Ihalr inuginalfons and win a priio. TM; is open lo all readers of jhe SESAWE STREET comic strip h flio US. rjncj Canada, txcepl where prohibirej by Fea'eral, Slolo or or The lina! [udajng of will be by SESAME SrKEF.T oiliil CMf RoburU ancJ of King Syr.d.colc, Eafrici mvii be no folcr I San midnighl, Salurday, May 20. In Ihn of Jiei, llie hcnrfng Ihc corffeif poilmark will EM o'Jj jdgcd (he wmncr. A compfelc lul of wlnncj-i will be avoiloble ot King Fe-jlurei Syndlcaln, ?35 Fail 45lh Slrect, New York, K.Y. 10017. Juil Ihfnk -Jp fin uppropriaie name For tho now SESAME STREET thpiao 1crf fill in liiii coupon, and mail it hefora midnight, May 20, Po: THE UTHBR1DCE HERALD r.O Box 670, Alberto What's His Name? SESAME STREET CONTEST- [.leneruus list: of parole and prol'Vilion, fresh emphasis on a betiAT life for prisoners, and more permissive lav.'s. "Ai in pointf in the t iglil direction'.'" Senator Sid Buck- n Liberal from Sasknl- chcvsan, echoing a nolc of alarm, asked during a recent Senate c n in in i I t e c bearing on parole. KCMP C'omir.issioner Vv. L. UlSlsUt replied ttial parole success is liigh and violalions nre too few to lie a significant (actor in risinp crime. Commissioner Iliygilt also thnt Canadian have in concert with Ihosc- in the United l''.urope and even the Soviet Union. RKGIONS DirFKIl In Canada, each region seems to havn its own crimi- nal personality. As (or Ihe counlry as a whole, despite the rising figures, relatively few public figures bay it is time to dust off the gallows or to form vigilante committees. "C a n a d i n n streets arc s a f says crimuioloeisL Denis Szabo of the University of Montreal. haven't the kind of problems thcv have in the U.S. nt nil." Montreal and Toronto may be Ihe safest of any cities their size in the world, on the basis of crime statistics. Mur- der in Canada mo.sL often (urns out. to lie manslaughter product o[ n brawl among friends or Canada's murder rate of 1.3 per IDO.ODO population ranked it 30th among 4'. couutries in an international survey in 19GU, The Congo led a rate of Canada had seven fewer 10GO than did the U.S. capital of Wash- ington, St. Louis, Mo., with a population o n e -I e n I h Can- ada's, also liad more slayings. The American figures, based on FB[ reports, usually reflect crime in low-income urban areas. CANADA CRIME LOW The survey by InLcrpol, the Paris-based international clearing house for police in- formation, places Canada among countries with Hie low- est crime rates. Prof. Szabo says Vancouver lias Canada's most severe crime problem, meted in drug addiction and atsyravultil by a recent westward flow of bunk robbers from Montreal. He says U.S. crime now is prevalent on the Coast, with San Francisco having the highest rate. lie adds thai Vancouver fol- lows the Pacilic of crime in (he U.S. Toronto, a small I own for crip- by any standards, re- flects (he U.S. Midwest pnl- lern exemplified in Chicago, which is relatively onlej ly among major U.S. cities de- spile a scarlet past. Montreal falls into the casl- crn U.S. pattern of New York City and Boston. Montreal ranks second to Vancouver bul ils rules per population for everything bul armed bcry appear far lower. Drug abuse isu'l a serious problem in the city. IIAHU-SELL ULAMKD Canada's most prevalent, crime is petty theft, which ac- counted in 1071) Tor more than one-quarter of the million offences reported. Prof. Szabo sr.ys Ihe risn from mny come from a declining respect for private properly induced by large hard-sell sloies uilh templing open shelves. Shoplifting is bit; m petly-lhefl category, Break and entries zoomed 11G.4 per cent to in 1970, rising 1G per cenl from Theft exceeding S-itl in- creased by 152.7 per cent to in 1970. n sharp 25.3- per-ccnt rise from lOufl that perhaps reflected rising prices more thnn chanitfnf; tastes, A Criminal Code amend- ment to raise the pctly-theft limit to from has been introduced in Parlia- ment. A s s a u I t, ranked sixlli among offences in 1302, had risen to fourth place by 197u reporled 173-per-ccnt increase. SOLUTION' HATE D01VN Statisllcs Canada's survey of crime in 1970 had few sta- tistical downs. They wei e mostly in solution rates. Although police are some- times accused oi putLinR more emphasis on fjuarthng wealth and property, the solution rates for crimes against the person arc And Ihosc for crimes against pcoptvty, such as theft and burglary, are often lower than 20 er cent. Police solved only 35.0 ue Lnbor Minister Pierre porlc, soh'etl by tiie end of J970. The federal survey imvcils a Canadian criine rate thai rises steadily from low figures in the Maritimes to the high- est ones on llie Pacific Coast. NORTH LEADS The Yukon, however, had The North also led !n raiics, oKcnces, woundiiigs, fraucis, burgliirics and theft rales. Although authorities usually point to Vancouver anil Mont- real when talking about crime, police reports to Statis- tic. Canada put lieijinii and Kdinonton ;it Ihc head of tbp HsL Ileyiua's rale ot offences per population was about and Edmonton's was These startling figures are attributed to keen police woik and reporting. Vancouver, busy with more imnoitant crime, had a crime rate of 17 offences per population and Mont- real ranked lllh among Can- ada's 12 major cilie.s with a rate of Montreal re- ported far fewer petty of- fences and far more serious ones than most cities, how- ever, nnd troops hart to bo called in for the Insf quarter of during the terrorist crisis ttinl tied up police. NEW BRANCH OPENING OF MORTGAGE ad LOAN LTD. 1265-3rd Ave. S. HOME MORTGAGE AVAILABLE MIDTOWN WILL LEND YOU MONEY ON THE EQUITY IN YOUR HOUSE WHETHER PAID FOR OR NOT. NO RESTRICTION BECAUSE OF TEMPORARY UNEMPLOYMENT OR PAST CREDIT RATING. Call N. J. (Norm) GIESBRECHT 327-2181 EVENINGS and WEEKENDS 328-0005 THE May 1st In CENTRE VILLAGE MALL Trendsetters in Style for the Teen and Campus Crowd" We carry o complete stock of and ACCESSORIES By H.I.5. H.A.S.H. 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