Crime soars in oil boomtown

Fortune seekers attract crime, drugs and prostitution to Canadian city.



    Many people moved to make their fortunes in the booming oil town of Fort McMurray.

    In just 40 years the population has risen from 1,000 to 100,000 people. 

    But as the population rose it brought with it the problems of crime, drugs and prostitution.

    Al Jazeera's Steve Chao reports from Fort McMurray, Canada.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    We explore how Salah Ed-Din unified the Muslim states and recaptured the holy city of Jerusalem from the crusaders.