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Gangs blamed for jump in Canadian murder rate

Violence by gun-toting gangs is largely responsible for pushing up Canada’s homicide rate for a second straight year, according to government figures released on Wednesday. Gang-related killings accounted for about 16 percent of Canada’s 658 homicides in 2005, and at least two-thirds of the gang-related killings involved a firearm, usually a handgun, according to Statistics Canada. Full Story

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