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Crime of stalking on rise, Statscan says

Timothy Appleby
The Globe and Mail
Thursday, November 30, 2000

Toronto -- Stalking appears to be on the increase, Statistics Canada reported yesterday. Stalking incidents rose by 32 per cent from 1996 to 1999, producing a total of 5,382 cases among 106 police forces.

The newest figures are incomplete, being drawn from numbers provided by only 106 of the country's approximately 600 police forces, and those 106 forces investigated just 41 per cent of all reported crime in 1999.

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