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The violent crime rate by firearm jumped 9% in 2022 in Canada

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The rate of violent crime committed by firearms reached its highest rate since 2009 in Canada in 2022.

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Canadian police forces recorded approximately 14,000 violent crimes committed using a firearm in the country in 2022, which represents a rate of 36.7 such crimes per 100,000 inhabitants, or 8.9% more than in 2021, reports Statistics Canada.

This is also the highest rate of violent crime involving firearms recorded in Canada since comparable data began be compiled in 2009, underlines the federal agency.

According to analysts, who are based on data from theUniform Declaration Program of the Crime and Homicide Investigation, it is essentially in Ontario that the increase in violent firearm crimes has been most marked.

The province's police forces recorded 4,791 crimes of this type in 2022, or 70% more than the year before .

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Although not the highest in Canada, the rate of violent crime committed with the aid of police is not the highest in Canada. firearm in Ontario (32.1 per 100,000 population) grew 24% in 2022, compared to 2021.

From a more local perspective, the same rate jumped 36% in the Toronto CMA, 65% in Greater Sudbury, 53% in the Kitchener–Cambridge–Waterloo region and 39% in Brantford.

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Although it remains among the provinces with the fewest gun crimes, British Columbia still recorded a 12% increase in incidents of this type in 2022, bringing its rate to 28 per 100,000 inhabitants. .

Quebec ranked third among the provinces with the lowest rate of violent firearm crimes (24.8 per 100,000 inhabitants), down 1.3% compared to 2021. Only Newfoundland -and Labrador (22.8 per 100,000 population) and Prince Edward Island (10 per 100,000 population) had lower rates in 2022.

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At the other end of the spectrum, the Northwest Territories has the worst ratio of violent gun crime with a rate of 232.2 per 100,000 population, followed by Nunavut (182.6 per 100,000 population) and Saskatchewan (109.6 per 100,000 population).

Despite some variations over the years, the rate of violent crimes committed using a firearm has generally been on the rise since 2013, and this increase is more pronounced in rural areas, notes Statistics Canada .

As for the rate of crimes involving the discharge of a firearm with particular intent, it has tripled since 2013 in the country , showing a jump of 244% in ten years.

The homicide rate has increased by 64% in Canada since 2013.

In 2022, the country's police forces reported 874 homicides, of which 342 were committed using a firearm, i.e. 44 more than in 2021 and 208 more than in 2013.

The firearm homicide rate in 2022 (0.88 homicides per 100,000 population) is the highest recorded since 1991.

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