I have a rather difficult question to ask. How diligently do Canadian law enforcement agencies such as local police and RCMP enforce laws upon summary offenses (petty offenses) such as petty theft, stalking, criminal harassment, simple assault, in comparison with the U.S. agencies? I tried to do some research online but found a lot of horror stories that due to some reasons such as court backlogs, charges for summary offenses such as petty theft are often dropped altogether. I am not sure how much I should trust such news. I am sure the level of diligence depends on locality and type of offenses. If you, the reader, would provide some insights such as personal experience, I would much appreciate it.