Crime

Toronto now has a higher homicide rate than New York City β€” but don't panic yet

Toronto now has a higher homicide rate than New York City β€” but don't panic yet

Toronto Police have confirmed that 51 homicides have happened within the city since the beginning of the year, double the amount at this time in 2017. Just this weekend five people were killed, four of which with guns, prompting both Police Chief Mark Saunders and Mayor John Tory to express major concerns over the spike in crime.

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New statistics suggest elderly people are treated like crap in the United States

Just a few years ago, the National Adult Maltreatment Reporting System was set up to collect data on elder abuse throughout the United States via local and state-sponsored hotlines. Several weeks ago the agency's first report was published based on the results from 2016 and the results really aren't great.

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Crime rates in American are slowly going down

Crime rates in American are slowly going down

In the 1980s the United States was at its peak homicide rate and things were looking bleak. Politicians began embracing β€œtough-on-crime” reforms and experts warned that the worst was far from over. But less than five years later, that number fell by around one-third; rates fell for all types of crime, including robbery, burglary, motor theft and homicide.

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