It’s official. Winnipeg has broken its annual record for total number of homicides following the death of a man in the downtown Saturday.
That makes 35 ‘officially tallied’ killings (Criminal negligence causing death, dangerous driving causing death and impaired drive cause death cases aren’t counted.)
Now, it bears mentioning that five killings happened in once instance, during an alleged firebombing in Point Douglas this summer.
Nevertheless, here we are. A sad marker for our city, one that nobody likes to see.
On a positive note, I present here a few — a few — examples of what other cities with high rates of violent crime have tried to do to address the issue.
It’s interesting stuff all around.
2] Jacksonville, FLA.
3] District of Columbia
4] Richmond, Virginia
5] TAVIS Toronto (link)