Combined Facts and Figures from the RCMP Canadian Firearms Program from the years 2010 to 2014. A simple analysis shows that the number of Firearm Licences in Canada increased by 153,862 or nearly 9% during the 4 year period. That represents an increase of nearly 3% per 100,000 population. The highest
This 2008 Statistics Canada report looks at violent crime with knives in Canada, with some comparison to Firearms. Only 18% of violent crimes in Canada involve a weapon; when a weapon is used, knives are the most common. A knife was used against 6% of all victims in 2008, compared
Statistics Canada examines police reported crimes in 2015. Overall, the Crime Severity Index (CSI) was 1% higher then in 2013 however, it was still 31% lower than a decade earlier in 2005. There was a an increase in violent firearms offences between 2014 and 2015 from 5 incidents per 100,000 population
If you’ve seen our public service announcement you might be skeptical of this claim. It certainly wouldn’t make much sense to threaten a qualified, vetted and closely monitored Canadian with penalties like this for paperwork errors.