Canada Crime

I Thought I Lived In A Safe Neighbourhood, Until Someone Got Shot

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 09.28.2016 | Canada
Fransi Weinstein

September 20. It was an ordinary Tuesday, at least it started out that way. The sun was shining, I worked on a writing assignment in the morning and ...

Graffiti Adds Colour To The Conversations We Should All Be Having

Jon Packer | Posted 09.20.2016 | Canada Living
Jon Packer

Graffiti gives voice to citizens who might not otherwise be heard. Their authors are city dwellers discussing critical, urban issues. What they have to say may not always be appreciated, and you may not agree with it.

More Questions Than Answers In Death Of Mom Who Claimed Kidnapping

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada

"We do not believe there is any imminent danger to the community,'' said a sheriff's spokesman.

Kidnapping Victim Called Family From Trunk Before Being Found Dead

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada

Maze also spoke to a police officer shortly before she died.

Winnipeg Takes Notorious Title Of Canada's Most Dangerous City: Poll

The Huffington Post Canada | Mohamed Omar | Posted 08.19.2016 | Canada

But that's not what data from Statistics Canada says.

Canada's Crime Rate Goes Up For 1st Time In 12 Years

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada

National rates of police-reported crime increased for most violations.

My Summer Of Heists

Steven Shehori | Posted 06.21.2016 | Canada
Steven Shehori

At 21 years old, I was a summer student at the University of Montreal. The end-of-semester French exam was looming, and I was on the bubble, grades wise. I desperately needed to do well, so I hunkered down.

10-Year-Old Boy Shot In Toronto

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.04.2016 | Canada

The investigation is ongoing.

Truth Is, People You Love Are Capable Of Shitty Things

Mike Sholars | Posted 05.30.2016 | Canada Living
Mike Sholars

I'm just asking for all of us to take a second and really analyze what's happening when we knee-jerk defend a celebrity. Do we truly think they're incapable of doing the act in question? Or do we just need to believe that we didn't invest our love and energy in a bad place? Only children think that someone they love is infallible because of that love. So let's grow up.

Canadian Neighbourhoods Where You're Most Likely To Suffer A Break-In

YPNextHome | Posted 05.17.2016 | Canada Living
YPNextHome

It's important to note that many of the residential neighbourhoods on this list are not necessarily riddled with crime. In fact, some of these neighbourhoods are generally safe and sought-after areas within their respective cities -- which is a potential reason why they have become targets for breaking and entering.

Supercomputer Slayed 'Jeopardy!' Now It's Learning To Fight Crime

The Huffington Post Canada | Kaylee Lambert | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada

Hackers beware.

Bystander Intervention: Focusing On The Facts In Sexual Violence

Guila Benchimol | Posted 04.12.2016 | Canada Living
Guila Benchimol

In their 1968 research into the bystander effect, Bibb Latané and John Darley explained that people who are alone will more likely intervene on someone's behalf over those who are with others. This is due to the "diffusion of responsibility" in which an individual's sense of responsibility is weakened or minimized by the presence of others.

Police Handling Mental Health Calls Need Medically Trained Backup

Vernon White | Posted 01.25.2016 | Canada Politics
Vernon White

They care enough to attend these extremely difficult calls with the hope of helping someone in dire need of medical help and, in my experience, police have become some of our community's most caring frontline mental health workers. The problem is that they are not frontline mental health workers, nor should the be.

Not Guilty Verdict In Stabbing Of 11-Year-Old Soccer Player

CP | Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.21.2016 | Canada

"Get that kid."

Drive Drunk This NYE For A Free Stay At 'L'Hotel York'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.30.2015 | Canada

"We strive to make your stay as awful as the crime you've committed."

Organized Crime Profits Off Ontario's Illegal Tobacco Problem

Gary Grant | Posted 12.10.2015 | Canada Politics
Gary Grant

Ontario's economy may be sluggish, but the black market for illegal cigarettes is thriving. The rising sale of contraband tobacco has reached a critical level -- in fact, the province has the worst illegal cigarette problem in Canada by far.

Growing Distrust Threatens Policing And Empowers Criminals

Mark Towhey | Posted 12.02.2015 | Canada Politics
Mark Towhey

The reality is that in Toronto, as in most police services across the continent, the vast majority of serving police officers are exceptional public servants. The bad news is that reality is entirely irrelevant. People don't form judgments or base their decisions and actions on reality. They base them on their perceptions. And a fast-growing segment of society in Toronto, in Chicago, in New York City, in Ferguson, in cities and towns across North America, perceive their police services to be acting for their own benefit -- not society's.

What To Expect From The Liberal Justice Agenda

CBC | Kathleen Harris, CBC News | Posted 10.29.2015 | Canada Politics

Experts hope the new Liberal government will steer Canada on a criminal justice course that is less punitive and more effective than the Conservatives...

How Randeep Hooda Channelled a Vancouver Gangster for his Role in 'Beeba Boys'

Jugni Style | Posted 10.16.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Jugni Style

Hooda likes to create a world and context for his character beyond the script, which meant spending time apart from his Beeba Boys crew, and listening to stories from an ex-gangster in Vancouver.

We Should Use Compassion to Get Tough on Crime

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 08.21.2016 | Canada Politics
Craig and Marc Kielburger

In a moment of boredom, two teens in Lanark County, Ont., smash their way into a hardware store and help themselves to the goods. Police nabbed the pair soon after. But instead of going before judge and jury, the teens faced their victims in a citizen-run "restorative justice" forum. It's an approach that's gaining popularity across Canada, showing there's more than one way to be tough on crime.

LOOK: Edmonton's Most Wanted Fugitives

The Huffington Post Alberta | Michelle Butterfield | Posted 07.20.2015 | Canada Alberta

Recognize anyone, Edmonton?

Canadian Sentenced In Florida Sex Tourism Case

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.04.2016 | Canada

A Quebec man who admitted to travelling to Florida to have sex with someone he believed was an underage boy, was sentenced to just over 10 years in a U.S. prison on Thursday.

LOOK: Calgary's Most Wanted

The Huffington Post Alberta | Michelle Butterfield | Posted 05.17.2015 | Canada Alberta

Recognize any of these faces, Calgary? Calgary Crime Stoppers has released an updated list of their most wanted offenders for May 2015. "A perso...

Bill C-51 Will Make It Easier To Throw Canadians In Jail Without a Charge

Yan Roberts | Posted 04.24.2015 | Canada Politics
Yan Roberts

The legal threshold for police to obtain a warrant to arrest individuals who have committed no crimes would be lowered. Canadians could be held in custody for up to seven days without charges. Bill C-51's gives powers of "preventive detention," which means jail time for individuals even when there isn't any suspicion criminal activity has taken place.

LOOK: Edmonton's Most Wanted Fugitives

The Huffington Post Alberta | Michelle Butterfield | Posted 02.13.2015 | Canada Alberta

Recognize any of these faces, Edmonton?