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Yukon to mark murder-free milestone
|Last Edited||Monsieur Dec 30, 2006 12:48pm|
|Media||Website - CBC|
|News Date||Friday, December 29, 2006 06:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||The Yukon is set to celebrate its second year without a murder, providing nobody is killed between now and midnight on New Year's Eve, police say. |
There were no murders in 2005 and have been none so far in 2006. That's in stark contrast to 2004, when seven people were killed in a territory of 31,000.
Whitehorse RCMP Sgt. Roger Lockwood says a crackdown on the use of illegal drugs may be paying off.
"The communities in the Yukon are generally a safe place to live, but we do see influences from the south," Lockwood told CBC News on Thursday.
"Drugs are being seized."
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