Sask. homicide rates among highest in Canada: StatsCan – CTV News

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December 2, 2019

REGINA — Saskatchewan has the second highest homicide rate in the country according to a new report by Statistics Canada.

The report is based on police-reported homicides in 2018.

Last year, Saskatchewan saw the highest rate of firearm-related homicides in the country with 1.03 per 100,000. This is up from 0.87 per 100,000 in 2017.

The 2018 national average for firearm-related homicides was 0.67 per 100,000.

Saskatchewan’s police-reported homicides decreased in 2018 from the previous year. The provinces rate is 2.93 homicides per 100,000 people.

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