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El gráfico compara las tasas de homicidios, homicidios relacionados con bandas delictivas y homicidios relacionados con armas de fuego en Canadá


La tasa de asesinatos en Canadá alcanza máximo en casi 10 años

November 22, 2018 - Los homicidios se dispararon 7 por ciento en Canadá en 2017 a un máximo en casi 10 años, y las muertes relacionadas con armas de fuego alcanzaron su nivel más alto en 25 años, debido a la violencia relacionada con bandas delictivas, según Statistics Canada.

Police reported 660 homicide victims in Canada in 2017, up 48 on 2016 – that equates to 1.8 victims per 100,000 people (in the U.S. it was 5.4 victims per 100,000 people in 2017).

Canada has been hit by a rash of shooting deaths, particularly in major cities like Toronto. The national firearm-related homicide rate increased 18 percent from 2016, the highest since 1992, with 266 homicides reported – 43 more than in 2016.

Amid the rise in violence, the federal government (which claims many guns are smuggled in from the U.S.) introduced new gun laws in 2018 that require retailer record-keeping and increased background checks.

PUBLISHED: 23/11/2018; STORY: Graphic News