10 Biggest Canadian City Homicide Count, Homicide Rate Per 100,000 And Full Year 2018 Projections, Updated December 10th, 2018

Toronto is still ahead with the highest homicide rate per capita of the ten major cities. Edmonton is now in second.

Brampton, Montreal and Toronto projected homicides are up over 2017 totals.

Click on the city for a listing of that city’s homicides.

City Population Homicides 2018 Proj. Homicides 2017
Projection per 100K Homicides
Toronto 2731571 92 97.6 3.6 63
Montreal 1704694 29 30.8 1.8 24
Calgary 1239220 15 15.9 1.3 28
Ottawa 934243 16 17.0 1.8 14
Edmonton 932546 27 28.6 3.1 42
Mississauga 721599 9 9.5 1.3 9
Winnipeg 705224 18 19.1 2.7 21
Vancouver 631486 14 14.9 2.4 17
Brampton 593638 13 13.8 2.3 6
Hamilton 536917 9 9.5 1.8 10

North Bay police investigating a homicide

North Bay police responded to a firearms related incident in the Pinewood Park area, On December 5th at approximately 9:00pm.

Police arrived to find a man in a residence suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to hospital where he died of his injuries.  

Police arrested Taylor Briscoe, 25, and Ryan Abraham, 26, of North Bay, and charged both with second-degree murder.


Toronto Homicide #92 – Jeffrey Parker dies from stab wound

Toronto police responded to a report of a Stabbing in the area of George Street and Gerrard Street East, on December 6th at approximately 4:40pm. 

Police arrived to find Jeffrey Parker, 35, of Toronto, with serious trauma. Parker was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. 

Tyler Reynolds, 22, of Toronto, was arrested and has been charged with second-degree murder. 

The 2018 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here. 

2 Children under the age of 4 found dead in Edmonton. Murder charges have been laid

Edmonton police responded to a domestic violence report on December 5th at approximately 5:35pm, at an apartment near 79th ave and 71 st. 

Police arrived to find an injured woman, who was allegedly being chased by a male suspect. Further investigation lead police to discover that there were two children involved, the youngest being the biological child of the suspect. 

Police were unable to locate the children during the initial search at the apartment where the children lived with their mother. 

The suspect was arrested at a garage that he had broken into, and after questioning the whereabouts of the children, police returned to the apartment. 

The children were found concealed under household items in a room that was being used as a storage room. Both children were deceased. Police charged the 29-year-old male suspect with 2 counts of second degree murder.

Police stated that the name of the accused will not be released as it does not serve an investigative purpose at this time. 

The 2018 Edmonton Homicide Victim List is available here.

Fatal Stabbing near Lime Ridge Mall is Hamilton’s 9th homicide of 2018

Hamilton police responded to report of a stabbing in the 
Upper Wentworth/Kingfisher area, on December 7th at approximately 4:30pm. The stabbing occurred in the plaza containing Toys R us.

Police and paramedics arrived to find two people suffering from stab wounds, one without vitals. The victims were rushed to hospital where one male victim was pronounced deceased. 

Police have identified the victim as 17-year-old Joshua Leo, of Hamilton. Police said an 18-year-old male turned himself into police on December 8th at approximately 11:00pm. 

Update Dawson Farr, 18, and Tae Yoon Park, Also known as Dan Park, 27, have both been charged with Manslaughter and Assault with a Weapon.

Click here for the Hamilton 2018 homicide count and victim list

14-year-old Riley Driver-Martin found dead at a Mississauga park

Peel police responded to a report of a deceased 14 year-old boy, at a park in the area of Lewisham Drive and Truscott Drive in Mississauga on December 7th at approximately 7:58am.

The deceased has been identifed as Riley Driver-Martin, 14. The investigation is ongoing. More information will be added as it becomes available.

Investigators are appealing for witnesses, video surveillance or anyone who may have information to contact Peel Regional Police Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at (905) 453-2121 Ext 3205.

Update December 8th
On December 7, Nicholas Mahabir, 20, of Mississauga, was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder.

Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of Mark Mahabir, 20, of Mississauga. Mark Mahabir is the brother of Nicholas and is also wanted for second-degree murder. Mark Mahabir is described as South Asian, 5’8”, 97 lbs., black hair and brown eyes. If he is located, do not approach and call 911 immediately.

The 2018 Mississauga Homicide Victim List is available here. 

Toronto Homicide #91 – Paul Tonya dies of injuries sustained in an assault, charges laid

Toronto police responded to a call for an Unknown Trouble at Queen Street East and Sherbourne Street on November 16th at approximately 3:30pm.

Officers located Paul Tonya, 47, suffering from serious trauma. He was rushed to hospital but later succumbed to his injuries.

Trevor Clarke, 45, of Toronto, was arrested at the time of the incident, and charged with manslaughter.

Cheryl Lynne Flett charged in the death of a 28-year-old man

Island Lake RCMP were informed about a life-threatening assault on a 28-year-old man. The victim attended the St. Theresa Point nursing station with life-threatening injuries sustained from an assault with a weapon. He was later flown to Winnipeg.

The 28-year-old victim died of his injuries on November 30th. On December 1, 2018, RCMP arrested and charged 28-year-old Cheryl Lynne Flett, from St. Theresa Point, with Manslaughter.

Trina Bird dies in Montreal Lake Cree Nation shooting

Saskatchewan RCMP were called to a Montreal Lake Cree Nation home on November 17th on report of a shooting. On arrival police located a 16 year old boy with non life threatening injuries.

A black vehicle that fled the scene was found by Prince Albert RCMP. Police pursued the vehicle before 2 men fled on foot. Police found 25-year-old Trina Bird wounded and unresponsive in the vehicle. Bird was declared deceased at the scene.

No charges have been laid at this time, and police believe the altercation was gang related.

Deanna Greyeyes found dead near Muskeg Lake Cree Nation

RCMP said Deanna Greyeyes, 66, was reported missing on Sunday November 25th by her family. Greyeyes family said it was out of character for her to not be in contact with them.

Police said a search party consisting of community residents found the remains on Deanna Greyeyes in a rural area near Muskeg Lake Cree Nation on November 26th. Police are looking to talk with anyone who saw Greyeyes between November 23 to November 26 or saw her 2015 Red Kia Optima 4-door sedan during the same time period.

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