Statistics Canada data show that homicides will increase in 2021, with nearly a quarter of the homicides being gang-related.
There were 788 murders in the country last year, a 3% increase from 2020, 184 of which were gang-related.
This marks the highest rate of gang-related homicides since 2005.
Firearms were the most common weapon used in murders, according to the agency.
Saskatchewan has the highest murder rate, up 9% from 2020.
The proportion of indigenous victims across the country remained disproportionately high at six times that of non-indigenous peoples.
Blacks and South Asians were also more likely to be murder victims.
Canada had the highest rate of gang-related murders last year
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