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Lethbridge drops in Maclean’s annual Canada’s Most Dangerous Places list

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According to Maclean’s, Lethbridge is no longer near the top when it comes to Canada’s Most Dangerous Places.

The publication releasing its 2020 list Tuesday (Nov. 19) ranking Lethbridge 34th most dangerous out of 237 communities.

That’s a big drop from the city’s 3rd overall ranking last year.

Maclean cities several factors in determining the rankings, including data from Stats Canada to reveal where incidents of serious crime per capita are most frequent.

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It’s not all good news though. Lethbridge’s overall Crime Severity Index (CSI) did increase, moving the city up to 15th on the list. That’s a big jump from number 39 last year. The City’s CSI is 157, compared with 102 the last time these rankings were released.

The biggest reasons for that include increases in break and enters, drug trafficking, assaults, and fraud.

Canada’s Most Dangerous Place heading in 2020 is Thompson in northern Manitoba. That’s followed by North Battleford, Saskatchewan; Portage la Prairie, Manitoba; Prince Albert, Saskatchewan; and Quesnel, BC when it comes to violent crimes.

The rankings are also based on crime data from 2018.

You can see the full rankings here: Canada’s Most Dangerous Places 2020

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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