The crime rate in Canada has continued to decline with homicide rates declining to the lowest level when compared the rate to what was recorded 47 years ago. Other social vices and crimes have also gone down. The reason for this decline in the crime rate may be attributed to the country unrelented effort at curbing the incessant increase of criminal activities, also the part that the tightening of crime laws has taken cannot be underestimated.
For example, Ontario experienced the first decline in crime rate in 2006 with 5688 per 100,000, followed by Quebec which had 5,908 per 100,000 while Saskatchewan had 13,710 per 100,000. Also the rate of drug crimes has reduced slightly by the introduction and legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada, and with the believe that it will further decrease as government, different government security agencies are doing their best to nip the incessant crime rate in the bud.