Weapons and violent crimes - ARCHIVED

Articles and reports: 85-002-X19970078166


This Juristat examines the extent to which weapons, such as guns, knives and blunt objects, are used in violent crimes. In order to understand the prevalence of violent crime in general, the first section provides a brief explanation of the trends over time in Canada, while the second section of this Juristat provides a snapshot of the use of weapons in violent crime in 1995. The final section more specifically examines the national trends in weapon use in the crimes of homicide and robbery since 1975, with a particular focus upon the use of firearms.

Issue Number: 1997007
Author(s): Leesti, Tracey

Main Product: Juristat

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PDFJune 23, 1997