Only 18% of homicides involving a firearm even had arrests. Eight photographs of victims give an indication of the communities in which the killings are taking place: overwhelmingly non-white communities.
Lurking beneath Toronto’s 61 homicides in 2017 — a drop from last year’s 73 but about average over the past two decades — is the continuing troubling trend of declining clearance rates.
Police this year arrested, or issued arrest warrants, for murder suspects in 25 of Toronto’s 61 homicides recorded in 2017, a clearance rate of 41 per cent which is one of the lowest on record.
The solve rate jumps to 82 per cent when something other than a gun was used to end a life. (These figures do not include the shocking hanging deaths of Barry and Honey Sherman. Toronto police continue to investigate and have said only that the deaths are “suspicious.”)
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Canada crime immigration
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Canada (CA) is estimated to have a population of 36.4 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 1.0% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 1.9 million.