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Firearm deaths at lowest level in almost 50 years as killers favour the blade.
The number of homicides in Canada rose to 598 in 2011, 44 more than the previous year, marking the first increase in three years, according to data released today.
"The rate of firearm homicides per 100,000 population has generally been declining since the mid-1970s and, in 2011, reached its lowest point in almost 50 years."
It said there were 39 more stabbings in 2011 compared to 2010. Overall, stabbings accounted for 35 per cent of homicides, firearms for 27 per cent, beatings for 22 per cent and strangulation for seven per cent.
Metropolitan Winnipeg had the highest number of homicides at 39, as well as the highest rate among major cities, followed by Halifax and Edmonton.
I wish I was born in Canada. We'd all have nationalized healthcare and wouldn't have to worry about the huge number of gun toting homicidal maniacs.
Originally posted by stirling
Canada is a mild form of america, just a little more laid back, and a little more british is all.....
These stats tell nothing like it all.......