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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 22, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, December 27, 1972 THE LETHBPlOGf HWAIO Statistics show Alberta becoming dangerous province to live By I'Afr, JACKSON' Herald Ottawa fiurcau Alberta in be- coming an dan- gejfus province for the average citizen. That's tire only conc-lusion that can reached ttudy- ing and comparing basic s'xjti.s- ticri ctxitainod in a recently-is- sued 212-page federal govern- ment publication dealing with capital For Instance, in IW2 there were reported cases of mur- study prefers to call it 'criminal homicido'-in But in ItfiQ Alrx.-rt.-i Mine 42 such cases ol murder. Even when taking into ac- count the increase in populslion the figures show a sharp hike. In there was 1.7 mur- ders in Alberta for every Wi.'M resdents over tte age of seven vears. In 197') there were S.I murders for every resi- dents over seven years of age. True, 1970 was a rather un- usual year. In lhy-e v. ere 21 of murrier which equalled 1.7 per Wi.VH resident. the puhllcation, A Study of the IXAerrent Kffect of Capital Punishment with cal Ili-ference U> the situation, do's that o'.her (.rirnes o! -.ir'er.''.e Al- berlaas are growing by leaps and bounds. Take attempted murders. Jn Vf'il there v.xre six attempted murders reported in the prov- ince. In 1S7U there were 20 such In 1962 the rate of al- ternpled murders per pcn.ons over the age of seven was 0.5. In 1970 the rate was 1.5. o u n d i n g s and assaults anuther significant in- ROZEN crease. In 1W2 there were such incidents, lias figure was in 1970. On a rate 100.- population the figure 300.7 in 1902 and in I97'J. In 1952 swne 63 incidents of rape were reported in Alberta, in 1970 the comparative figure was 152. Tne number of in- cidents for every per- sons in vs.-; 5.0. By iiffli it had grovjl to 13.1. There were 28i cases of bejy reported in Alberta in In figure was (ffl4. In 1K2 Ihe rate per 1W.OOQ per- yjas, over aiic of seven years was 25.4. Jn 1970 it was 67.2. a percentage basis, crimi- nal homicide, which includes murder and manslaughter, incrtated in Alberta by a rate of 82.4 ccat in 1970 com- pared ]9C2. Attempted inurcer by a rate of per cent, wounding and as- saults by 113.3 per cent, rape by per cent, and robbery by 104.6 per cent. Tne report, which tends to conclude that capital punish- ment is a deterrent to vio- lent crime, says that Alberta is the EC-coEi racist dangerous place province in Canada for rape and wjrjdirigs and as- taults, ranks third on a national scale for robbery ar.d suicide, and fourth for murder. CAULIFLOWER, BROCCOLI SPEARS, BRUSSELS SPROUTS YORK BRAND. CANADA FANCY GRADE 10-oz. pkgs. ICE CREAM MEADOWGOLD ASSORTED FLAVOURS 3 PICKLES NEAPPLE JUICE CRANBERRY SAUCE BANQUET OR POLSKI OGORKI NALLEY'S or. jar DOLE......48-fl. oz. tins or JELLY OCEAN SPRAY, 14-fl.oz, tins 'College Mall' Shopping Centre 420 6th St, 'Downtown' 324 Mayor Magrath Drive OPEN TONIGHT AND SATURDAY, DEC. 23rd 'TIL 9 FOR YOUR CHRlSTfAAS SHOPPING CONVENIENCE CLOSED MONDAY AND TUESDAY, DEC. 25 and 26 CHRISTMAS AND BOXING DAYS 1 FROZEN STRAWBERRIES I WESTVALE. CANADA CHOICE GRADE y FINEST HEAT ANYWHERE! COOKED REGULAR or FINE GRIND 1-lb. nel vd. pkg READY TO SERVE WHOLE, HALF or QUARTER Ib. LETHBR1DGE L-MARTS ARE ALSO FEATURING A LARGE SELECTION OF SWIFT'S PREMIUM "BUTTERBALL" TURKEYS SAUSAGE CHEDDAR CHEESEMiLD.......................b. OLD DUTCH ASSORTED VARIETIES POTATO CHIPS 8-oz, triple pecks for g AYLMER CANADA CHOICE I GRADE KERNEL RED OR WHITE FLORIDA C GRAPEFRUIT I SWEET JUICY NAVEL 3 ORAHiES CANADA NO. 2 GRADE JUMBO SIZE JAPANESE MANDARIN YAMS 2 ,33' ORANGES 2" L GIFTS V KITCHEN PRIDE g "FULL O- FRUIT AND NUTS" FRUIT iCAKE CLASSICAL RECORDS "BUY TWO GET ONE FREE" 94' i g BRAHMS BACH 'BEETHOVEN MOZART LISZT CHOPIN TCHAIKOVSKY elc. Reg. sell HOSE SHEER MIST AND WERTEX HOSIERY PQI ;