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Too soon to tell if this year will repeat 2005 ‘Summer of the Gun’: expert

June 9, 2016

Global News | June. 8, 2016

Toronto is experiencing another spike in gun-related deaths. Since January there have been 21 fatal shootings. But Jooyoung Lee, assistant professor at University of Toronto says the statistics are not always a good indication of what’s to come. “Year to date statistics are difficult to interpret because we know that in some years – for whatever reason – crime rates spike up during the first half of the year,” Lee said. Read more.