New criminal justice report says continuing problems in B.C.

By The Canadian Press
March 5, 2018 - 7:02am

VANCOUVER —    A new report on the state of Canada's criminal justice system reveals continuing problems in B-C.

     The finding is in the Macdonald-Laurier Institute's second-edition report card examining criminal justice across the country.

     Problems, nation-wide, include under-reporting of crime by victims, over-representation of Indigenous people in prison, delays, inefficiencies and rising costs -- but the report says B-C slips to 10th place due to a relative decline in public safety and access to justice.

     The report is co-authored by U-B-C law school professor Benjamin Perrin and finds that, among the provinces and territories, only Manitoba, Northwest Territories and Nunavut rank lower than B-C.

(The Canadian Press)

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