Day, the Federal Minister says the billions in the budget for prisons is necessary despite the stats noting a decrease in crime. Day says it is because people aren't reporting crimes happening to them and the stats are not a true reflection of the crime rate. Interestingly enough this is supposed to explain the 9.5 billion in the budget for locking Canadians up.
Does it mean Canadians are going to be so thrilled with all the new prisons that they are going to be hitting the 911 button every opportunity a victim gets? I think I know what Day really meant when he said the stats weren't a reliable source of information because crime wasn't being reported. This is what I believe Day was really trying to say that individual provinces have their own unique way of dealing with crime as often officers take care of the situation themselves with out any sweat as avoid those long reports that have to be made, another deterrent in itself. Its not crime that has gone down but officers or better yet lets call them the gate keepers who keep those stats nice and low cause it looks good on paper and reflects real nice on the pay-cheque to I'm sure. I wonder if thats what Day was trying to say?