Toronto On Pace For Most Murders In History Of The City

There have been 89 homicides so far in Toronto in 2018.

Toronto is on pace for the most murders in the history of the city, following the death of 22-year-old Yohannes Brhanu a few days ago.

The 89th homicide matches the number of murders in 1991.

However, makings things more disturbing today is that the surge in homicides in 1991 were caused by a gang war, while the current spate of murders are more random, more spread throughout the city, and less attributable to a specific gang conflict.

In 2017, there were 65 homicides, and in 2016 there were 75. This year, 46 of the homicides have been shooting, while 19 were stabbings.

24 of the homicides were put into the ‘other’ category, which includes the April attack in which 10 people were killed.

While some politicians have used the rise in homicides as an excuse to try and infringe on the rights of law-abiding Canadian gun owners, the reality is that politically-correct politicians have become more interested in virtue-signalling than in fighting crime.

And in many communities, the family unit has broken down entirely, and money from the government has proven to be no replacement for that lost structure.

That, alongside police who are often ignored by politicians and hamstrung from doing their jobs, has reduced safety, and the tragic results are there for all to see.

Spencer Fernando

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.Peter black

Every politician should be taken to a crime scene and get photos with the victim. Reality must be shoved down their throats. The Police Chiefs across the land should UNITE and demand changes in the law. It is their business and they know what to do.

Ron Voss

And instead of electing a mayor like Faith Goldy who ran a tough on crime campaign the people re-elect a mayor who has contributed to the problem. Mind-boggling.

NancyW

Toronto, according to mainstream media, is hundreds of police officers short and they are not allowed to card any more, also the long term police say they are playing catch up to crimes that have already taken place now instead of being proactive and preventing as much crime as they can, and with all the new laws etc. feel they are handcuffed and cannot do their job of keeping the city safe. Doug Ford is working with them and supplying much needed capital to Toronto so they can hire and train and work with the courts, with some very common… Read more »

Norbert Kausen

THAT is because it was declared a “sanctuary city” by that “liberal” mayor, Tory!! He made Toronto a sanctuary city alright, a sanctuary city for criminals, gangs and terrorists!Way to go, Tory and Trudeau!

Alanna Barlow

Homicides that were put into the ‘other’ category, should be called out for what they appeared to be “Terrorism”

Bruce

I think John Tory and the Liberal establishment of the past, including Wynne , Trudeau, Torstar, Bell Media (CTV) and the CBC are largely responsible for eliminating the testosterone from the crime fighting system. Faith Goldy was ready to get tough on crime. So Toronto got it wrong in the muni election. If Ford gives $ to Toronto he better hold them to account or they’ll piddle it away on some vote buying scheme or arts program.