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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 13, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 THE LETHBHIDGE HERALD Thundoy, January 13, 4 i I SOME SAY NO New Georgia Viaduct snakes across railway yards in downtown Vancouver, against backdrop of freighters waiting at anchor In English Bay for berths at harbor docks. More than 200 anti-freeway demdnstra- lors chanted and hurled objecls at Mayor Tom Campbell's official limousine during viaduct opening. Solutions fall slightly Canada's crime rate passes one-million mark OTTAWA (CP) Crimes passed the one-million mark for the first time in 1970 while the solution rate fell slightly to 35.9 per cent. The rate of Criminal Code of- fences per citizens rose 9.1 per cent to and tie actual number of offences was British Columbia had the highest crime rate among the provinces offences per persons, Statistics Can- ada said, and Prince Edward bland the lowest at Alberta, Manitoba and On- tario also were above average. Quebec had the worst solution per New Brunswick the per Criminal Code of- fences. B.C. was below the na- tional average with a solution rate of 33.8 per cent. Among the 12 largest metro- politan areas, Edmonton had Lhe highest crime rate with offences per in- habitants, and Quebec City the lowest with Montreal, where terrorist kid- nappings led to use of the War Measures Act in October, 1970, had the second lowest crime rate among the 12 cities, with ONLY FIFTH SOLVED number of offences, but appeared to have far less seri- ous crime than Montreal. Montreal reported 38 mur- ders, against 22 in Vancouver and 14 in Toronto and Edmon- ton. Montreal had 69 attempted murders, against 13 in Edmon- ton, nine in Vancouver and seven in Toronto. Eighty-six rapes were re- ported in Montreal, which has a population of about 2.1 million, and 80 in Edmonton, which has a population of some In Toronto, 78 rapes were reported in the city of about two million inhabitants. Hard crime showed up In the robbery statistics, with Moat- real outstripping all others with Toronto had only Break and entries numbered in Montreal, 14.380 in To- ronto and in Vancouver. Montreal also has the most motor vehicle thefts, with Toroeto next at Toronto reported 702 wound- ings, 10 times more than Mont- real. Toronto reported about more thefts over than Montreal and about double the number of petty thefts, than Montreal. Vancouver had petty thefts more than Montreal's thefts over Ottawa was solving less than I approaching Montreal's 20 per cent of the crimes com milled within its metropolitan lowest solution rate The highest solution rate was in per cent. Toronto reported the higbes give love While a child awaits adoption, or his parents' reconciliation, he is a ward of the province. It takes an uncommon amount of love to take a shocked, frightened child into your heart during this troubled time. The Department of Social Development's "Parents For a While" program consists of people: your neighbors, colleagues, friends. "Parents Fora While" are mature persons who respond to the challenge of giving love, understanding, and security to troubled adolescents who need it desperately. They accept and love children who have not yet learned to love. To these people, helping a young life in crisis is more important than considerations of physical disability, teen-age disorientation, or race. Interested? Contact your regional office of the Department of Health and Social Development. Or write to this address: "Parents For a While" Department of Health and Social Development Administrative Building Edmonton, Alberta Toronto had assaults and Montreal But in relation to population, this offence was more frequent in Vancouver Hamilton and Ed- monton Reported frauds numbered in Toronto, in Van- couver, in Calgary and in Montreal. Toronto led in prostitution, with 823 offences against 479 in Montreal and 219 in Vancouver. Gamiftg and betting charges numbered 869 in Toronto, 320 in Montreal and 42 in Vancouver. In Montreal, where every- thing from machine-guns to dy- namite were used in major only 454 cases of pos- sessing an offensive weapon were placed. The number was 944 in To- ronto, 394 in Vancouver and 286 in Edmonton. Despite Montreal's high num- ber of robberies and thefts, only 534 cases of stolen goods were recorded. The num- ber was in Toronto, 785 in Automobile show opens MONTREAL (CP) The fourth annual Montreal interna- tional automobile show opens today with more than million worth of vehicles on display during the 11-day event. Some of the top people in the auto industry were in Montreal Wednesday to take advantage of the show to launch new vehicles and to make announcements dealing with their future plans. The preview of the exhibition was highlighted by the unveiling ing of the Sotheby Special, mak- ing its world premiere. The futuristic vehicle, including headlight washers, was unveiled by Tom Karen of Ogle Design Ltd. of Letehworth, England, who created and built the car especially for the Mont- real show. Narufumi Yano, president of Canadian Motor Industries and president of Toyota Japan, said his company is planning expan- sion of its offices and distribu- tion warehouses in both the To- ronto and Montreal areas. He said facilities will have to be doubled in the Montreal area. Douglas Goadby, general manager of the show, said 28 manufacturers from seven countries are being represented at the exhibition which is ex- pected to attract visitors this year. Nearly 300 vehicles, many of them being exhibited for the first time in North America, are on display. REDUCE LOST DOGS TORONTO (CP) The On- tario Humane Society is plan- ning an identification scheme to reduce the number of hunting dogs lost every year. The plan calls for wider use of a plastic identification band which now is In use at Humane Society shel- ters. The current plan to return lost dogs calls for fanners to take them to regional shelters but identification of the dogs has posed a problem. Edrr.onton, 751 in Vancouver and 616 in Calgary. B.C. RATES HIGH British Columbia had the highest rates of murder, man- slaughter, rape, break and entry, theft over and petty theft of all the provinces. Al- berta led in the rate of assault, motor vehicle theft, possession of stolen goods and fraud. Ontario was highest in three gaming and betting and prostitution. Saskatchewan had the highest attempted murder rate. Manitoba led in the rate of sexual offences other than rape and in possession of offensive weapons. Quebec, meaning Montreal, was supreme in robbery. 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