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Thunder Bay's murder rate highest in Canada

City has had worst homicide rate in previous years as well
Murders dropped from five to four in Thunder Bay in 2011. (FILE)

THUNDER BAY -- A new report by Statistics Canada paints another disturbing picture about crime in Thunder Bay.

In 2016, the city experienced the highest homicide rate among the country's 33 major cities.

That's based on eight homicides investigated last year by police.

Thunder Bay's homicide rate was nearly double that of the next worst city, Edmonton.

The city also led the country in homicide rates in 2010, 2012 and 2014.

In terms of overall crime severity, Statistics Canada reported Monday that Regina, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Kelowna had the highest Crime Severity Index in the country, as well as the highest police reported overall crime rates last year.

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