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Biff Dec 14, 2008 4:06 PM

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Originally Posted by vid (Post 3971983)
:previous: "knew"

I'll be one year tonight. :(

....good catch. Sometimes I'm not the brightest light on the tree.

drizzo_613 Dec 18, 2008 6:12 PM

Downtown shooting victim dies
Besserer St. attack Ottawa's 10th homicide of 2008

By BETH JOHNSTON & ANDRE FORGET, Sun Media

A man shot several times when he opened an apartment door last night has died in hospital.

Police and sources say that just before 7 p.m. last night a 25-year-old man answered a knock at his friend's apartment door. When he opened it, an assailant fired several gunshots in to his body.

The victim was rushed to hospital in critical condition. He died this morning of his injuries.

mersar Dec 18, 2008 8:06 PM

Calgary is at 33 for the year following discovery of a body in the far SW of the city the other day.

Rico Rommheim Dec 30, 2008 11:23 PM

the new year is coming and Montreal is at 29. This makes us one of the safest cities on the continent and is the safest year since 1972. :cheers:

Blitz Dec 31, 2008 3:49 AM

London: 2
Windsor: 3
Detroit: 340

Doug_Cgy Dec 31, 2008 5:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Jarrod (Post 3940543)
I'm curious to know what Edmonton is at...

About a week, maybe 2 weeks ago Global Calgary did a story about our 33rd murder, they then went on to say that Edmonton had 34...Not sure if that number is still accurate, but hopefully that helps!

vid Dec 31, 2008 10:12 AM

If Thunder Bay can make it 19 hours without a homicide, we'll end the year with 0. A nice change from last year.

Ruckus Dec 31, 2008 11:32 PM

We're sitting at 2, possibly 3 (body found outside city limits, but within CMA...).

Murder capital for 2007, and for 2008 a record low...they say its an anomaly, of course, I believe its going to repeat next year and develop into a long-term decline ;)

asher11 Jan 1, 2009 1:48 PM

Toronto ended '08 at 70 - same as '06 and 14 less than last year. That's for the city proper - I have no idea how many in the entire GTA.

manny_santos Jan 1, 2009 4:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Blitz (Post 4000013)
London: 2
Windsor: 3
Detroit: 340

Almost one murder daily, sad. How does that compare to other years?

London had a pretty light year compared to many others, especially 2005 when the murder rate per capita exceeded Toronto. But one of the two murders in 2008 was in my neighbourhood, an area that hasn't had a murder in decades, so it did hit home a little. Nobody I knew thankfully, although one of my bosses at work knew the family.

O-tacular Jan 2, 2009 2:37 AM

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Jimby
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Wow we're off to a horrible start to the year with 3 people shot dead at a restaurant at 94 Ave and Macleod this afternoon.

Three shot dead in southeast
Updated: Thu Jan. 01 2009 17:16:54

ctvcalgary.ca

Three people are dead after a shooting at a southeast restaurant Thursday afternoon.

EMS has confirmed three people have been killed at the Bolsa Restaurant at 180 94 Avenue SE around 3:00 p.m.

Police have confirmed the three were shot to death.


More details to follow.
Calgary's off and running past the starting line. Drove past the site around 6 today and there were a dozen cop cruisers. A block or so was cordoned off.

1ajs Jan 2, 2009 2:40 AM

winnipeg closed the year with 29 i believe up ffrom last year by 1 or 2 but still a ways from the record high several years ago
but crime overall is down 36%

Blitz Jan 2, 2009 3:12 AM

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Almost one murder daily, sad. How does that compare to other years?
That's the lowest number of murders in Detroit since 1967. We're not sure how much the population has dropped since the 2000 census but I wouldn't be surprised if it's down near 900,000 now.

francely57 Jan 2, 2009 3:44 AM

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Originally Posted by 1ajs (Post 4002376)
winnipeg closed the year with 29 i believe up ffrom last year by 1 or 2 but still a ways from the record high several years ago
but crime overall is down 36%

Winnipeg = 29 = Montreal (our lowest since 1972)

Nicko999 Jan 2, 2009 4:33 AM

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Originally Posted by francely57 (Post 4002468)
Winnipeg = 29 = Montreal (our lowest since 1972)

Montreal-One of the safest city in North America(if not the safest).

sparky212 Jan 2, 2009 4:39 AM

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Originally Posted by manny_santos (Post 4001750)
Almost one murder daily, sad. How does that compare to other years?

London had a pretty light year compared to many others, especially 2005 when the murder rate per capita exceeded Toronto. But one of the two murders in 2008 was in my neighbourhood, an area that hasn't had a murder in decades, so it did hit home a little. Nobody I knew thankfully, although one of my bosses at work knew the family.

In 05 a cop was shot between the eyes just down my street

Calgarian Jan 2, 2009 4:52 AM

This gang war is getting out of control, guess it just comes with the territory now that we are getting to be a big city. I really hope they dont start bombing each other like the bikers in Montreal did in he 90s.

MonkeyRonin Jan 2, 2009 6:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Nicko999 (Post 4002534)
Montreal-One of the safest city in North America(if not the safest).

Homicide isn't the only measure of crime. ;) If anything, so long as its beneath a certain threshold, its the least important considering the rarity of it compared to robbery, assault, burglary, etc.

http://img369.imageshack.us/img369/4...datacmaas7.jpg

Acajack Jan 2, 2009 2:33 PM

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Originally Posted by MonkeyRonin (Post 4002689)
Homicide isn't the only measure of crime. ;) If anything, so long as its beneath a certain threshold, its the least important considering the rarity of it compared to robbery, assault, burglary, etc.

Not sure I agree with this. I tend to view violent crimes against people (and especially murder) much, much more seriously and worrisome than property crimes. There is a reason why murder is referred to in French as the "irreparable crime" (loose translation here).

What do others think?

MolsonExport Jan 2, 2009 5:09 PM

Quebec City had ZERO homicides in 2008.


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