re: moving to Canada. Did you know Canada’s crime rate is nearly double that of the U.S.? I could scarcely believe it, but someone wrote to Ebert with these stats from official publications: For the year 2003, per 100,000 population, Canada had 8,530 crimes, and the U.S. 4,267. For crimes of violence, 958 vs. 523. For property crimes, 4,275 vs. 3,744. I find that shocking.