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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.