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Canada's crime rate fell to its lowest point since 1973 last year, according to new data released by Statistics Canada. The number of police-reported crimes among some of Canada's largest cities was lowest in Toronto, with 3,131 crimes per 100,000 people, while Kewlowna, B.C., had the highest crime rate with 8,875 crimes per 100,000.

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Police reported crime rates

Canada, 1962 to 2012

SOURCE: Statistics Canada

Crime rate (crimes per 100,000 people)

Metropolitan areas, 2012

SOURCE: Statistics Canada