Rudy's Record Sets the Standard
From the Winnipeg Sun:
You may not know it from all the headlines, but Winnipeg was making some progress in recent years in bringing down violent crime in the city.
No huge leaps to be sure. Rather a slow but steady decline in the total number of "crimes against persons," as the police categorize them.
They include homicide, attempted murder, sexual assault, other sexual offences assault, abduction and robbery.
When you add up the number of reported crimes in those categories, the total number fell every year from 2000 to 2004 for a total of 9.5%.
It's no Rudy Giuliani feat -- the former tough-on-crime New York City mayor credited with slashing crime by more than half in the 1990s in what used to be a crime-ridden city. But it's better than a kick in the fanny.