If you watch enough television, you might believe that we live in a violent world. Nightly entertainment is packed with stories about murder and violence, particularly gun violence.
But the statistics tell a different story—homicide rates have been falling across Canada since the 1970s.
The place we call home, whether it be a small high-rise apartment or a new build on the edge of town, is one of the defining features of our lives. And yet, finding housing in Canada that is affordable can be a challenge, particularly in our largest cities.
Periodically, the StatCan Blog publishes a guest post on research at Statistics Canada. This post is from Dafna Kohen, assistant director of the Health Analysis Division.
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