According to a report issued Wednesday by Statistics Canada, Saskatchewan reported the highest homicide rate in the country in 2015, with 3.79 per 100,000 people. Manitoba and Alberta took second and third place respectively.
The report, released Wednesday, singles out Regina as the homicide capital of Canada, with a total of eight in 2015, making it the leader among the 33 census metropolitan areas examined in the report. It had 3.3 homicides per 100,000 people last year.
Saskatoon came in second with a rate of 3.22. Ten homicides were recorded in the city in 2015. Edmonton came in third with a rate of 2.87; it had 39 homicides last year.
The lowest homicide rates reported in 2015 were in Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island and Quebec.