Canada: ONTARIO: Crime Wave

Traditionally law-abiding Canadians have long been proud of the fact that their country has had far less crime than its U.S. neighbor. Last week they began to wonder: a wave of murder and robbery had suddenly swept across Ontario. On both sides of the border people asked themselves if this was the start of the often-forecast, greatly feared surge of postwar crime.

At Bob-Lo amusement park at the mouth of the Detroit River in Lake Erie, bandits escaped with $10,000. There were bank stickups at Blenheim and at Bath. Two gunmen took $11,000...

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