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In Canada, Blacks Are 4.5 Times as Likely as Nonblacks to be Homicide Victims

From the Toronto Star:

‘A pandemic of grief’: StatCan’s first-ever data on Black victims of homicide prompts calls for targeted trauma services

By Nadine Yousif Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Mon., Nov. 16, 2020 timer 5 min. read

For the first time ever, Statistics Canada has released race-based homicide data that reveals a stark representation of Black Canadians among homicide victims in 2019, prompting calls for targeted mental health programming for members of the Black community.

StatCan’s 2019 homicide data, released on Oct. 29, shows one-third of homicide victims were visible minorities — 44 per cent of whom were identified as Black, yet Black people account for only 3.4 per cent of the Canadian population. This means Black people are 4.3 times more likely to be victims of homicide in Canada.

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