Each year the government provides crime rate statistics and the latest statistics for 2012 are now available.
The government is boasting a drop in the crime rate but the number of criminal incidents in Canada is still approximately 2,000,000. This amount of incidents has been around the two million mark since the 1970’s when the government began gathering statistics for crime in Canada.
Among the most common criminal convictions is Impaired Driving also known as DUI, There are over 80,000 impaired driving convictions each year in Canada. The repercussions for getting a DUI are enormous and can take an emotional and financial toll on an individual. Often, costs associated with getting a DUI can be over $20,000, when you include fines, legal fees, increased insurance rates, back on track programs and the interlock system. This can lead to financial ruin for many people.
Even worse, after the financial hit, the person is left with a criminal record that can last a lifetime and affect employment and travel.
Obtaining a record suspension/pardon for a DUI is possible and should be started once you have paid the fine for the DUI. The paperwork for the application for a record suspension is complicated so its a good idea to start the process well before your eligibility date.
Each year we help thousands of Canadians to obtain a record suspension/pardon for impaired driving charges so that the person can move forward in their lives without the mark of a criminal record hanging over their head.
Below is a recent article in the National Post that highlights the latest crime rate statistics for 2012: