Sunday, November 4, 2007

Crime in Halifax

The Sunday Chronicle Herald online edition has four stories, all on crime in Halifax. Two articles reflect on the murder of US Sailor Damon Crooks one year ago, another is on a man arrested for assaulting a woman on a street corner, and fourth is on a man who was robbed for refusing to buy drugs.

This is more than just a policing issue. After all, a 2006 government fact sheet says Halifax has a higher than national average number of police per capita, 190 per 100,000 citizens. Something is seriously wrong with the culture of Halifax. How did it become so anti-social, so disrespectful for law and life, so un-Nova Scotian?