Thursday, January 02, 2020

Shootings in Toronto reach an all-time high, although deaths don't

Another violent year in Toronto comes to an end. There were a record 490 shootings in Toronto in 2019, and a record number of shooting-related injuries at 248. This compares to 428 shootings and 185 injuries in 2018. Interestingly, though, the number of deaths resulting from those shootings actually went down in 2019 to 44, from 51 in 2018.
For another comparison, the oft-quoted "Year of the Gun", 2005, resulted in 53 deaths (still the highest on record, just!) from 262 shootings.
The conclusions are inescapable: Toronto criminals are much worse shots than they used to be.

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