The Canadian PressMarch 3, 2014 14:52
FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - A study is suggesting that Alberta's oilsands capital is not the wild and woolly, crime-ridden boomtown it's sometimes painted to be.
"It seems clear, by looking carefully at the best available data, that crime is not rampant in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo," writes author Neil Boyd, head of criminology at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia.
Municipal officials put out a call for someone to do a crime study in Fort McMurray after repeated magazine and news stories suggested the city was a dangerous place to live.