Originally Posted by rrskylar
Is this really a surprise when Winnipeg has been near the top in murders per capita for the past 15 years. Exactly how small do you think Winnipeg actually is?
I think the point is that you'd expect (in Canada) 22 murders to be in a much bigger city. It's not a comment on Wpg being small but that one would expect, given its size, for it to have fewer murders.
But as "bad" as Winnipeg might look, Baltimore, with 637,000 people, had 157 murders as of Sept 10. And yes, that's a municipal figure, not a metro one, and there are 4 months' worth of murders to go there.