One weekend does not define a trend.“Ever increasing” is not a threshold.A baby’s age is ever increasing, but it’s still a baby.
You can’t call it “old” until it reaches some (arbitrary) threshold.Here’s a little more data.Toronto Police Service Public Safety Data Portal Population of the city of Toronto is 2.9M.
Murder rate is about 2.5/100k, comparable to Austin TX.Austin TX ranks 57th most deadly (by murder) among US cities.Milwaukee WI and Philadelphia PA are both about 8 times more deadly.
Cleveland OH has about 33 murders for each 100k, and still ranks only 5th in the US.
Whatever increasing crime rate?Toronto’s crime rate is actually down in recent years.Plus it’s not like people are being shot in the streets.
These aren’t just average people on the street or in clubs getting shot.These are criminals and gang members shooting each other with illegal guns.plus compare Toronto to a comparable size to American city like Chicago.
This is not normal.
If you compare long term statistics, Toronto’s crime rates have had some blips but overall are lower on a per capita basis than many other Canadian cities.
Toronto is still considered safe because its crime rate, like other Canadian cities, is still much lower than it is for American ones.