Not long ago Winnipeg, Canada was listed by a national magazine as one of the highest crime cities in the country, especially car theft.
Read MacLean's Magazine article
I've been many times to Winnipeg and I'm always amazed how a place can feel so very different than the what the media and the stats tell us.
As we've seen so many times in this blog, stats tell only a very small part of the picture. Proof: One of my talented SafeGrowth colleagues in Winnipeg, Brody Grusko, is launching some exciting new work in that city. He posted a SafeGrowth entry in their city website with some feedback. Looks like there are excellent opportunities to expand neighbourhood governance and City Repair Projects.
Brody's blog entry
I especially thought his chart was one of the more interesting diagrams I have seen for describing the SafeGrowth methodology.
Brody is coordinator of the Winnipeg Committee for Safety. It's a pretty dynamic group. They are worth keeping an eye on. If you haven't seen their website, check it out.
Winnipeg Committee for Safety site
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