Canadian Homicide Statistics for 2005

Statistics Canada recently released their statistics on 2005 homicides.

As their report notes, homicides have gone up to their highest point in a decade after reaching an all time low in 2003 and the number of homicides with a firearm went up for the 3rd year in a row. Stats Canada also makes the point that the increase in homicides was mostly due to an increase in gang related homicides and that 2/3rds of those are committed with a firearm – usually a handgun.

Yorkton-Melville MP Garry Breitkreuz also has an interesting analysis of Stats Canada figures.


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