Homicides down in 2015, amid rise in fatal stabbings


A quick succession of shootings in December may have prompted Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti’s widely condemned suggestion that Toronto call in the army, but 2015 saw a minor decline in what Toronto police consider a top crime indicator in the city: homicides.

There were 56 homicide victims in Toronto in 2015, a small dip from 57 in both 2013 and 2014, and well below the tallies seen within the last decade of 70 or 80 slayings in a single year.

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