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


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