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Since 2002, the amount of money spent per capita on criminal justice in Canada has climbed 23 per cent, while the overall crime rate has fallen by as much.
The spending on criminal justice now rivals national defence.
Provinces and municipalities bare the brunt, at nearly 73%.
In terms of nominal GDP, the spend on criminal justice had been declining from 2002 to 2006, and has jumped sharply since then.
Policing costs rose by $2.3 billion in the provinces, and by $600 million in Ottawa; court costs rose by $800 million in the provinces, and finally corrections rose in Ottawa by $700 million.