Statistics

Is Statistics Canada Overstating ‘Firearm-Related Homicides’?

23 Nov 2017

(Update 14 May 2018: Adds data on automatic firearms and “firearm-like weapons” in ninth paragraph.) TheGunBlog.ca — Statistics Canada’s annual homicide report counted 223 “firearm-related homicides” last year. Data tables accompanying the publication show 30 of them, or 13.5 percent, may not involve guns at all.

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Stabbing Is Top Method of Homicide, So Why Such a Focus on Guns?

24 Nov 2016

Stabbings exceeded shootings as the leading method of homicide in Canada last year. Again. So why do we ignore knives and focus so much on guns?

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Homicide Stats Show It’s Time to Ban Knives

25 Nov 2015

Stabbing was again the leading method of homicide in 2014, Statistics Canada said today, so it’s time to ban knives.

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