StatCan reports 743 homicides in 2020; highest since 1991

NORTH BAY -- Police in Canada reported more than 740 homicides in 2020 — the most in three decades — in a year that also saw the country experience its worst mass murder in history.

A total of 743 homicides were reported last year, the highest number since 1991 and an increase of 56 homicides compared to 2019.

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