POLITICS

Toronto homicide rate compared with other Canadian cities

04/20/2015 11:15 EDT | Updated 07/10/2015 06:59 EDT
TORONTO - Mark Saunders has been appointed Toronto's next police chief. He takes over at a time when crime in Canada's largest city is at a decline. Here's how the city's homicide rate compared to other Canadian cities in 2013, the latest data available:

Toronto: 1.34 per 100,000 people

Hamilton: 2.04 per 100,000 people

Regina: 3.84 per 100,000 people

Winnipeg: 3.24 per 100,000 people

Montreal: 1.08 per 100,000 people

Vancouver: 1.72 per 100,000 people

National average: 1.44 per 100,000 people

(Statistics Canada)