How Statistics Canada Shapes Gun Politics and Perceptions — On Aug. 27, less than 24 hours before Canada’s prime minister ordered the examination of a “full ban” on more than a million guns owned by hunters, farmers and sport shooters, Statistics Canada published a special report: “Firearm-related violent crime, 2009 to 2017.” On Sept. 4, StatCan Chief Statistician Anil Arora wrote to…

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Is Statistics Canada Overstating ‘Firearm-Related Homicides’?

(Update 14 May 2018: Adds data on automatic firearms and “firearm-like weapons” in ninth paragraph.) — 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.