74 percent increase in shooting crimes in Toronto: Police report

By: 600011 On: Jun 28, 2024, 1:20 PM


Toronto police report that shooting attacks in Toronto have increased by 74 percent compared to last year. So far in 2024, 24 people have been shot to death, Deputy Chief Robert Johnson said. In 2023, nine people were shot dead. Investigators said 363 illegal firearms were seized and 494 people were arrested for using firearms in a citywide sweep.

There have been 24 tow truck-related shootings in Toronto and Greater Toronto Area in the past six months, according to the report. Robert Johnson also pointed out that the conflicts across the GTA were due to local disputes.