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  • Kate 09:17 on 2022-12-27 Permalink | Reply  

    When Daniel Renaud put this summary of 2022’s homicides to bed, there were 39 counted this year, the most homicides since 2007. Renaud examines the incidents from several angles – motive, method, age and gender of victim.

    • Blork 13:21 on 2022-12-27 Permalink

      Why would he put his summary to bed when there are still five days of 2022 remaining?

    • Kate 13:38 on 2022-12-27 Permalink

      The week between Christmas and New Year is a notoriously slow news week, so there are bound to be recaps of various kinds all week. It’s still a fair analysis of the homicide situation for 2022.

    • mare 15:09 on 2022-12-27 Permalink

      The solved rate of 56% is super low if you presume that the conjugal, the suicide and the innocent bystander were very easy to solve, (10) and the murders after conflicts usually have a lot of witnesses and/or obvious suspects (7).

      Unknown motives also means unknown suspects, so those are probably not solved (8).

      To get to 56% (20) we need 3 more solved ones that are categorized as settling criminal debts. So of the murders in that category only 3 out of 14 are solved, that’s a meagre 22%. Even if two of the ‘conflict murders’ aren’t solved it’s still only 36% in the criminal debts category.

      Not very good numbers, despite hiring all those extra cops to investigate gang related crimes. Maybe we should actively recruit (and offer free police academy tuition and fast career tracking) candidates coming from the communities the criminal gangs are operating in. Witnesses might be more willing to talk to cops that look like them and are part of their community.

    • Kate 15:36 on 2022-12-27 Permalink

      Not that it excuses police shortcomings, but I think (after reading Daniel Renaud, Paul Cherry and other crime reporters for years) that in many of the unsolved criminal killings, police know who did it, or are within a couple of guesses, but haven’t got enough concrete evidence to get a warrant for an arrest. Or maybe they simply don’t know where the guy is?

    • Chris 12:23 on 2022-12-28 Permalink

      >The solved rate of 56% is super low…

      Be careful what you wish for… do you want people arrested on hunches, hearsay, and circumstantial evidence? Do you want everyone’s every action monitored Chinese police-state style?

      These are the tradeoffs we make.

    • MarcG 20:46 on 2022-12-28 Permalink

      Collective “ugh”

  • Kate 09:07 on 2022-12-27 Permalink | Reply  

    A man and woman were found dead around midnight in Pointe-aux-Trembles in an apparent murder‑suicide, the 40th homicide of 2022.

    Some more details from La Presse.

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