Canada’s worst violent crime problem is in Thompson, Man. – Macleans.ca

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201954 Views

The northern city is struggling with stabbings, assaults, gun crimes and other offences. It can’t solve the problem on its own.

Nov 19, 2019

It’s the “machete kids” that worry Donnel Jonsson most. The property manager for Ashberry Place, a low-income apartment complex in Thompson, Man., has dealt with assaults, fires and even murder over the years. However, recent youth crime has him feeling unsafe, particularly along the city’s Spirit Way trail.

“Kids are going around and assaulting individuals walking the path, no reason why, they just come up to them and basically stab them or cut them across the face,” he says, pointing to a wooded section of trail below a 10-storey-high wolf mural.

Read More: https://www.macleans.ca/society/canadas-worst-violent-crime-problem-is-in-thompson-man/

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