Regina has dropped down the list when it comes to homicide rates across Canada.
On Wednesday, Statistics Canada released its report on homicides in 2014, looking at the 516 homicides reported across the country. It produces a homicide rate which looks at how many homicides there were per 100,000 people.
Regina went from having the highest murder rate in 2013 to the eighth highest in 2014. Thunder Bay is now at the top of the list for metropolitan areas at 9.04 per 100,000 people.
Overall, Saskatchewan’s homicide rate dropped; there were seven fewer murders in 2014 compared to the year before. Saskatchewan still has the third-highest rate of the Canadian provinces.
Statistics Canada also looks at the overrepresentation of aboriginal people as victims of homicides. Manitoba saw the highest rate – nine times higher than the rate of non-aboriginal people. Saskatchewan’s rate was five times higher.
Across Canada, the homicide rate remained one of the lowest Canada has seen since 1966.