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10 Biggest Canadian City Homicide Count, Homicide Rate Per 100,000 and Full Year 2018 Projections

Homicides and projections as of July 9th, 2018 for the ten biggest Canadian municipalities. Currently uses 2016 census populations for murders per 100,000. Note individual cities, not metro regions.

Municipality Population Homicides 2018 Proj. Homicides 2017
Projection per 100K Homicides
Toronto 2731571 54 103.7 3.8 63
Montreal 1704694 14 26.9 1.6 24
Calgary 1239220 6 11.5 0.9 28
Ottawa 934243 13 25.0 2.7 14
Edmonton 932546 16 30.7 3.3 42
Mississauga 721599 4 7.7 1.1 8
Winnipeg 705224 9 17.3 2.5 21
Vancouver 631486 11 21.1 3.3 17
Brampton 593638 9 17.3 2.9 6
Hamilton 536917 1 1.9 0.4 10

Vancouver homicide #11 – Fatal stabbing takes the life of Shane John Tolmie

Vancouver police responded to a report of a stabbing in an apartment on Abbott Street near West Pender Street, on June 29th at 12:15am.

Police and paramedics arrived to find Shane John Tolmie, 26, suffering from a serious stab wound. Tolmie was rushed to hospital where he dies of his injuries on July 1st.

Police arrested a 24-year-old woman at the scene, however she has since been released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the VPD’s Homicide Unit at 604-717-2500

Vancouver police are investigating after a man was stabbed in the city’s Downtown East side on June 23rd.

Vancouver police were called to the area of  West Hastings Street near Abbott on June 23rd at approximately 11am on repoort of a stabbing in the south lane.

Police located the victim, 26-year-old Abeal Negussie Abera, of Surrey, suffering from injuries.  Negussie Abera was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries on June 30th.

Police believe the attack was targeted and ask anyone who may have information about this assault is asked to contact detectives at 604-717-2541 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The death of Abeal Negussie Abera,  is the 10th homicide for Vancouver this year. The 2018 Vancouver Homicide Victim List is available here.

Update Victim Identified – Vancouver Police Homicide Unit investigating the city’s 8th homicide of 2018

Vancouver police said a 37 year old Vancouver man was found with serious injuries outside the Parq Casino on April 26th at approximately 1:30am.

The injured man was rushed to hospital and underwent emergency surgery, however he did not survive. The cause of death has not been released at this time.

Police believe the victim was assaulted at  Coopers Park, near Marinaside Cresent and Cooperage Way, and walked over to the Casino for help.  Anyone with information about this homicide to call VPD at (604) 717-2500.

Update April 29th
Vancouver police have identified the victim as Christopher Thomas Schiller, 37. No arrests have been made, police are still investigating the events leading up to the death of Mr. Schiller.

The 2018 Vancouver Homicide Victim List is available here.

 

Early morning assault claims the life of Dam Minh Huu in Vancouver

Vancouver police and ambulance responded to Kingsway and Nanaimo Street for an injured man on April 22nd at approximately 1:30am.

Police located 55-year-old Dam Minh Huu in serious condition. Huu was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Police have arrested a 48-year-old Vancouver man for the murder of Huu. Police said the victim and the suspect were known to each other, and that evidence suggests the pair got into an argument that escalated and resulted in the death of Dam Minh Huu.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have any information, is asked to call VPD Homicide at (604) 717-2500

The 2018 Vancouver Homicide Victim List is available here.

Kaminder Rai dies in Vancouver West Side Shooting

Vancouver police received a report of shots fired in the area of Marguerite Street and West 49th Avenue on February 15th at approximately 1:00pm.

Police arrived to find 32-year-old Kaminder Rai of Surrey suffering from a gunshot wound. Rai was rushed to hospital in critical condition where he died of his injuries a short time later.

Constable Jason Doucette, VPD. said in a press release  “Crime does tend to fluctuate throughout the year, but it’s concerning any time we have a homicide in Vancouver — targeted or not. We’re continuing to work with our partners throughout the region to solve these crimes and prevent future violence.”

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 604-717-2500

The 2018 Vancouver Homicide Victim List is available here.

Martin James MacDonald dies in hospital after a Vancouver assault

Police and BC Ambulance were called to East Hastings Street near Hawks Avenue on February 6th at around 11:30 pm on report of an injured man in front of the Astoria Hotel.

Emergency crews arrived to find Martin James MacDonald of Coquitlam, unresponsive. MacDonald was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries on February 11th.

Initially a 41 year old man was arrested. but has been released pending further investigation by the Vancouver police.

The 2018 Vancouver Homicide Victim List is available here.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Kalwinder Thind dies after breaking up a fight in Vancouver

At approximately 2:30am on January 27th, a fight broke out at the Cabanna club at 1159 Granville Street . 23 year old Kalwinder Thind, an employee of the club, stepped in to beak up the fight when he was injured.

Thind was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries. “The evidence suggests that several people have photos and recordings of the events before, during and after this incident. They have uploaded edited footage to various social media sites but have yet to come forward to police,” said Sergeant Robillard.

Anyone with information or unedited video footage is asked to call police at (604)717-2500 .

The 2018 Vancouver Homicide Victim List is available here.

Sachdeep Singh Dhoot found dead in the trunk of a stolen vehicle in Vancouver

Vancouver police  were called to the area of Fairmont Street and Vanness Avenue January 18, at approximately 3pm.

on inspection of the vehicle Vancouver police found Sachdeep Singh Dhoot, 18, of Surrey deceased in the trunk. Police confirmed that Shoot was reported missing the week of January 7th to Surrey police.

Police said based on the investigation so far, the homicide does not appear to be random. Cause of death has not been determined at this time.

Anyone with information about this murder is asked contact investigators at 604-717-2500

The 2018 Vancouver Homicide Victim List is available here.

2 killed in Vancouver shooting – Stray bullet in a shootout kills 15 year old Alfred Wong

Vancouver Police responded to a report of several shots fired in the area of East Broadway and Ontario Street on January 13th at approximately 9:15pm.

Kevin Whiteside, 23, died in hospital. Police believe that Whiteside exchanged gun fire with at least one other person during the incident.

15-year-old Alfred Wong,  from Coquitlam, who was in a vehicle driving by at the time of the shooting was injured, and died of his injuries in Hospital.

No arrests have been made at this time.

The 2018 Vancouver Homicide Victim List is available here.