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10 Biggest Canadian City Homicide Count, Homicide Rate Per 100,000 And Full Year 2018 Projections: Updated October 7th, 2018

Toronto still leads with the highest homicide rate per capita of the ten major cities, Winnipeg is second, with the City of Vancouver, Edmonton, and Brampton tied for third.

Toronto and Brampton projected homicides are up considerably over the 2017 totals.

Click on city for listing of that city’s homicides

City Population Homicides 2018 Proj. Homicides 2017
Projection per 100K Homicides
Toronto 2731571 83 108.2 4.0 63
Montreal 1704694 18 23.5 1.4 24
Calgary 1239220 11 14.3 1.2 28
Ottawa 934243 14 18.3 2.0 14
Edmonton 932546 21 27.4 2.9 42
Mississauga 721599 6 7.8 1.1 9
Winnipeg 705224 17 22.2 3.1 21
Vancouver 631486 14 18.3 2.9 17
Brampton 593638 13 16.9 2.9 6
Hamilton 536917 6 7.8 1.5 10

10 Biggest Canadian City Homicide Count, Homicide Rate Per 100,000 And Full Year 2018 Projections: Updated August 30th, 2018

Toronto still leads with the highest homicide rate per capita of the ten major cities, with the City of Vancouver second followed Edmonton.

Click on city for listing of that city’s homicides

City Population Homicides 2018 Proj. Homicides 2017
Projection per 100K Homicides
Toronto 2731571 70 105.6 3.9 63
Montreal 1704694 18 27.1 1.6 24
Calgary 1239220 10 15.1 1.2 28
Ottawa 934243 13 19.6 2.1 14
Edmonton 932546 20 30.2 3.2 42
Mississauga 721599 5 7.5 1.0 9
Winnipeg 705224 12 18.1 2.6 21
Vancouver 631486 14 21.1 3.3 17
Brampton 593638 11 16.6 2.8 6
Hamilton 536917 4 6.0 1.1 10

Vancouver Homicide #14 – Willis Charles Hunt killed in road rage incident.

Vancouver police received a 9-1-1 call about a man shot near Bridgeway Street, just under the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge on August 10th jut after 1:30am.

Police and paramedics arrived to find Willis Charles Hunt, 33, and a 32-year-old woman who was in the vehicle with Willis. The woman was treated for minor injuries, Willis Charles Hunt succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

Police believe the homicide was the result of a road rage incident. No arrests have been made at this time.

Homicide detectives are asking anyone with dash cam video who may have been driving in the area of McGill and Renfrew Streets between 1:30 and 2:00 Friday morning, or anyone who may have information about this incident, to contact investigators at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The 2018 Vancouver Homicide Victim List is available here.

Police discover a murdered woman in a hotel room after guests complain of a strong odor

Vancouver police are investigating after the discovery of woman’s body in a Granville Street Regal Hotel in downtown Vancouver.

VPD said they were called to the Regal Hotel on August 1st at approximately 4:30am on report of a strong odor coming from the second floor. Upon arrival police discovered a deceased 31-year-old woman in the room.

The identity of the deceased and the cause of death will not be released at this time.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call detectives are 604-717-2500.

Update August 5
Police have identified the victim as Chelsea Lynn De Forge, 31, of Vancouver.

The 2018 Vancouver Homicide Victim List is available here.

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.

Click on city for listing of city homicides

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 

10 Biggest Canadian City Homicide Count, Homicide Rate Per 100,000 and Full Year 2018 Projections: Updated July 18

City Population Homicides 2018 Proj. Homicides 2017
Projection per 100K Homicides
Toronto 2731571 55 100.9 3.7 63
Montreal 1704694 15 27.5 1.6 24
Calgary 1239220 6 11.0 0.9 28
Ottawa 934243 13 23.8 2.6 14
Edmonton 932546 18 33.0 3.5 42
Mississauga 721599 4 7.3 1.0 9
Winnipeg 705224 9 16.5 2.3 21
Vancouver 631486 11 20.2 3.2 17
Brampton 593638 11 20.2 3.4 6
Hamilton 536917 3 5.5 1.0 10

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.