10 Biggest Canadian City Homicide Count, Homicide Rate Per 100,000 And Full Year 2018 Projections: Updated July 31, 2018

Toronto leads with the highest homicide rate of the ten major cities.

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City Population Homicides 2018 Proj. Homicides 2017
Projection per 100K Homicides
Toronto 2731571 59 101.6 3.7 63
Montreal 1704694 16 27.5 1.6 24
Calgary 1239220 7 12.1 1.0 28
Ottawa 934243 13 22.4 2.4 14
Edmonton 932546 18 31.0 3.3 42
Mississauga 721599 4 6.9 1.0 9
Winnipeg 705224 11 18.9 2.7 21
Vancouver 631486 12 20.7 3.3 17
Brampton 593638 11 18.9 3.2 6
Hamilton 536917 3 5.2 1.0 10

Vancouver Homicide #12 – Matthew Alexander Navas-Rivas dies in targeted shooting

Vancouver police received several 9-1-1 calls reporting shots fired on July 25th at approximately 8:00pm. Police and paramedics arrived to find Matthew Alexander Navas-Rivas suffering from a gunshot wound. Navas-Rivas was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Police said Matthew Alexander Navas-Rivas, 28, and his friend were walking their dogs in the Cambridge Street and Nanaimo Street area when a suspect approached Navas-Rivas and shot him. The suspect then fled to a nearby vehicle and fled the scene.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact Homicide detectives at 604-717-2500 

Man dies in Sherbrook Altercation

Police said a man in his 20’s has died after being severely injured at a residence in the area of Sanborn St. and Gordon St on July 18th.

The 20 year old victim was stabbed while in an altercation with many people. police have arrested two men, aged 19 and 25, but said it is possible that more may be arrested.

Clarence Eastman Jr,  identified as Virden Homicide Victim

Virden RCMP received a report of a male in medical distress at a residence on July 21st at approximately 1:15pm.

Police arrived to the scene where several people were to find Clarence Eastman Jr,  31, who had injuries consistent with being in an altercation. Eastman who is from the  Canupawakpa Dakota Nation  was transported to hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

RCMP arrested Cassidy Eagle, 31, of Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation, and charged him with Second Degree Murder.

Mother charged with the death of her 7-year-old daughter – Aaliyah Rosa, 7, found dead in Langley

Langley  police and emergency health services responded to a call for assistance at a residence in the 20000-block of 68th Avenue on July 22nd at approximately 9:30pm.

Police arrived to find Aaliyah Rosa, 7,  deceased. A 36 year old woman, who police believe was involved in this incident remains in the care of medical staff.

Anyone who may have seen Aaliyah in the Langley area on Sunday, July 22 is ashed to call police at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448), or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Update August 21
Aaliyah’s 36-year-old mother, Kerryann Lewis, Kerryann Lewis,was arrested and charged with second degree murder in relation to the death of the child. Lewis will appear before a judge in B.C. Provincial Court on August 20, 2018

Toronto Homicide #59 – Kevin Boakye shot to death in his vehicle

Toronto police responded to a shooting in the Islington Avenue and Milady Road area on July 25th at approximately 11:00am.

Police arrived to find a Kevin Boakye, 24, suffering from a gunshot wound, in the drivers seat of a vehicle. Boakye was pronounced deceased a shot time later.

Police said shell casings were found at the intersection of Islington Avenue and Duncanwoods Drive. Police believe the shooting took place in that location.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3100.

The 2018 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Rama Gauravarapu found dead in West Kelowna Best Western – Charges laid

West Kelowna police responded to a reprt of an injured woman at a hotel located in the 3400 block of Carrington Road.

Police arrived to find Rama Gauravarapu deceased. A male suspect was arrested a short distance away. Court records indicate that Tejwant Danjou, 69, has been charged with second degree murder.

Police said the victim and the accused were known to eachother.