Gun crime on the rise in Regina

Gun crimes are on the rise in the Queen City, compared to last year. File / Global News

Regina police released figures on Wednesday in their firearms report, showing more violent occurrences have taken place this year, compared to 2017.

90 incidents involving a firearm took place between January and July 2018, compared to the 77 reported incidents during the same time period in 2017 – an increase of 16 per cent.

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Despite the rise, it appears officers are attempting to do more to prevent the crime.

A total of 45 firearms were seized during the month of July this year, compared to 35 in July 2017 – an increase of 28 per cent.

Overall, 294 firearms were seized between January and July 2018, this is higher than the five year average of 214.

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In July, just one firearm was reported stolen compared to three in July 2017.

For more details about the report, you can head to the Regina Police website.


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