Police indicated the location of 43 out of 44 homicides in 2023
With 44 homicides recorded, 2023 is the second deadliest year in Winnipeg since 1981, tied with 2019, but behind the record of 53 homicides reached in 2022.
Winnipeg's 44 murders in 2023 by the numbers:
Winnipeg Police Chief Danny Smyth returned to recent police interventions requiring the use of firearms by law enforcement, emphasizing the rarity of this type of event.
Approximately 0.33% of the calls we respond to require the use of force, and here I'm not even talking about deadly force [which is even less used].
For the police chief, the figures do not show an increase in violence.
To put it in perspective, use of force is not evenly distributed and can come in waves.
A quote from Winnipeg Police Chief Danny Smyth
< p class="StyledBodyHtmlParagraph-sc-48221190-4 hnvfyV">The Winnipeg Police Service is facing criticism for shooting three people in the past two months. But before this series, the police chief assures that the authorities have spent “an entire year” without resorting to firearms.
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Danny Smith is the police chief of Winnipeg.
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