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FROM A POST ON THE ABOVE SITE:

According to Statistics Canada, in 2011 there were 598 homicides in the whole country. They broke down by method as follows:

Stabbings – 35.4% (204)

Shootings – 27.4% (158)

Beatings – 21.7% (125)

Strangulation/Suffocation – 6.9% (40)

Fire – 3.6% (21)

Vehicular – 2.6% (15)

Shaken Baby Syndrome – 0.7% (4)

Poisoning – 0.5% (3)

Other – 1.2% (7)

What’s interesting is how the shooting homicide statistics break down. Again, from Statscan in 2011:

Handgun – 65.7% (94)

Rifle/Shotgun – 21% (30)

Sawed-off rifle or shotgun – 10.5% (15)

Fully automatic firearm – 1.4% (2)

Firearm-like weapons – 1.4% (2)

Unknown – (15)

In short, in Canada:

- you are far more likely to be stabbed to death than shot;

- you are far more likely to be beaten to death than shot with a handgun;

- you are far more likely to be strangled or suffocated than shot with a rifle or shotgun

And you are three times as likely to be killed by a family member, a friend or an acquaintance as by a complete stranger. That’s probably because we all know each other up here anyway, eh?

Most of the firearm homicides in Canada are committed with a handgun, despite handguns being tightly controlled since the 1930s; and according to police reports, 44% of firearm homicides are gang-related. So if somebody shoots you in Canada, chances are it will be with an illegal handgun. But on the up side, chances are it’ll be somebody you know.

1 posted on 02/14/2013 12:52:19 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

STATSCAN FROM CANADA:

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/tables-tableaux/sum-som/l01/cst01/legal12b-eng.htm

Homicide offences, number and rate, by province and territory

HERE’s DATA FROM THE FBI ON OUR END:

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/tables/table-5


2 posted on 02/14/2013 12:53:51 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
...many American states that have very high murder rates, especially in the South...

The reason for that is self-evident: Holder's people.

Factor them out (as well as the illegals from Mexico), and the South has overall crime numbers (and murder rates) matching those of, ahem, less diverse areas.

3 posted on 02/14/2013 1:12:58 PM PST by re_nortex
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To: SeekAndFind

What about looking at ‘Rat controlled cities/counties/Congressional Districts vs. similar political affiliations of neighboring Canadian political entities?


6 posted on 02/14/2013 1:26:12 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: SeekAndFind; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...
There is a huge myth out there that Canada never had a "gun culture". The truth is that during the 19th century gun ownership was mandatory here, primarily to deter prospective American invaders. Even now any aircraft flying over the Far North is required to carry firearms and ammo.

To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

13 posted on 02/14/2013 1:45:48 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Minnesota, Montana, and North Dakota, like Idaho, are all US States with “challenging” weather, when compared to the rest of your Country.
Many large cities in Canada are like large cities in the US, but with cold winters.
Our crazies have to live North of the US:-D
19 posted on 02/15/2013 5:26:47 PM PST by fanfan ("If Muslim kids were asked to go to church on Sunday and take Holy Communion there would be war.")
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