Thebench.ca scouped Leader Post 3+ months ago!

Posted on Monday 27 October 2008

An article in the Leader Post October 23rd, 2008, claims “Saskatoon replaces Regina as Canada’s murder capital”

Well … all the way back on June 17, 2008, thebench.ca had already broken the same story, with a comment claiming “Congrats Saskatoon for stealing Regina’s title to tie as ‘Murder Capital of Canada’!” this was based on a virtual tie of Saskatoon (3.6/100,000 and Winnipeg 3.55/100,000).  The comment was based on a link to a statistics Canada website for the 2007 numbers … available to the bench as of June 17 th.

Is this really “news”?  Was it a slow news day for the Leader Post?  It was their Front Page Story!!  Yet, on information that was available from Statistics Canada, and from the bench, over 3 months!! before they chose to publish it.

Link to our June 17 post http://www.thebench.ca/?p=198 under comments, declaring Saskatoon murder capital and Regina Crime Capital of Canada for 2007

Link to the much later Leader Post story which basically says the same thing http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=1dac9c6f-3adf-4816-beee-28200956fcc8

Maybe the “Leader” Post is a bit of a misnomer!!


2 Comments for 'Thebench.ca scouped Leader Post 3+ months ago!'

  1.  
    January 17, 2009 | 7:26 pm
     

    […] Not a safe city, and aside from its nice river park, the rest is quite dingy, dated and dirty. The Bench ? Thebench.ca scouped Leader Post 3+ months ago! Table(s) Saskatoon, tops in Robbery, Homicide and Total Violent Crime for 2007 Saskatoon is a […]

  2.  
    Nick
    January 21, 2009 | 12:27 am
     

    2007 Number, Violent Crimes (Rape, Robbery, Assault, Murder, etc)

    Saskatoon 1,612 / 100,000
    Regina 1,478 /100,000
    Winnipeg 1,082 /100,000
    Edmonton 1,031 /100,000
    Vancouver 989 /100,000
    Calgary 712 /100,000

    AND Saskatoon led in both murder AND robbery 272 /100,000 (ie over 500) the two singled out types of violent crime

    http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/080717/t080717b-eng.htm

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