Thunder Bay’s high murder rate persists
The city of Thunder Bay’s national reputation as a city of violent crime seems likely to remain intact for another year.
Based on the number of homicides investigated by police in 2018, Thunder Bay could be on track to capture the title of murder capital of Canada for the third consecutive year.
In 2017, the city led the country’s major population centres with a homicide rate of 5.8 per 100,000 population, based on seven reported cases.
In 2018, police investigated eight confirmed homicides.
The most recent case was the death of 17-year-old Braiden Jacob of Webequie First Nation, whose body was found in Chapples Park on Dec. 9. A 22-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder.
In 2016, Thunder Bay’s eight homicides and a rate of 6.62 per 100,000 also topped Statistics Canada’s list of homicide rates in 34 census metropolitan areas.
The agency is expected to release the national results for 2018 in July. – Tbnewswatch
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Does this include the “sudden death” body discovered off of Bruce Street on Saturday? The police are still investigating that. Murder has not yet been ruled out. That could be murder number nine. Nine would make Thunder Bay a shoo-in for Murder Capital of Canada 2018.
That will also make the city a winner three years in a row. My understanding is we get to keep the trophy if we win it three years straight. We also attain Legend Status.
Fingers crossed. Murder is one thing we are good at. That and producing hockey players. And begging Queens Park for funding. Don’t forget the begging.
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Then there is the following opinion piece by Riley Yesno. After reading it, I believe that the Indigenous population continue to refuse to take responsibility for their actions. Everything is the City of Thunder Bay’s fault. Its all because of racism.
If Indigenous people are murdering Indigenous people in Thunder Bay, how does that make the city racist? Maybe someone can explain that to me? How is that the City of Thunder Bay’s problem? The simple answer is that it is not.
Until they take responsibility for their own actions, nobody in Thunder Bay is going to take them seriously.