TORONTO – The latest Toronto police crime statistics are out and gun violence in the city is on the rise.
Year-to-date numbers show a 90 per cent jump in shooting related injuries from 40 in 2014 to 76 so far in 2015.
Meanwhile, there have been 114 reported incidents of shootings without injuries as of July 15 compared to just 14 in 2014.
Although gun-related deaths are down from 13 in 2014 to 12 this year, the total number of shootings victims are up by 31 compared to the entire year-end totals for 2014.
Year-to-date homicide numbers show there have been 25 in 2015, 23 in 2014 and 31 in 2013.
The glaring statistics come a week after a 14-year-old girl was fatally shot in a home in the city’s west-end and as an east-end community remembers the third anniversary of the Danzig Street shooting which killed two and injured 22 others.