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  Yukon to mark murder-free milestone
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Last EditedMonsieur  Dec 30, 2006 12:48pm
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News DateFriday, December 29, 2006 06:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe 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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