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Spurred by concerns of safety following the mass shooting on Danzig Street that killed a 14-year-old girl and a 23-year-old man, and injured two dozen others, Toronto Community News examines how Police Chief Bill Blair's recent announcement to increase the number of officers on the streets over the summer has impacted our local communities.


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The following statistics provided by the Toronto Police Service list the number of shootings in police divisions for the past 365 days. They are listed in order of rank for most shooting incidents...

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Aug 31, 2012

Police in 54 Division boost presence in subway, along Danforth Avenue

With an increase in officer time mandated across the city, one area east end residents can expect to see an increased...

East York Mirror | Add Comment | by Danielle Milley
Aug 31, 2012

Police increase foot patrols in Danzig area

“Enemies are here,” a young woman says. “I hope you get licked,” says another. This was the initial reaction to a...

Scarborough Mirror | Add Comment | by Andrew Palamarchuk
Aug 30, 2012

The Beat Goes On for 55 Division police

Officers from 55 Division are pounding the pavement for five weekends this summer in a concerted effort to make stronger...

Beach Mirror | Add Comment | by Joanna Lavoie
Aug 30, 2012

Police in 14 Division on the move

Three-year-old Sydney Arraial skips around a cement horseshoe-shaped bench located in, of all places, the grounds of a...

Parkdale Villager | Add Comment | by Erin Hatfield
Aug 30, 2012

TAVIS making inroads at Jane-Finch

Children come up to Sgt. Mandy Morris. They want to wear her hat. They ask about the different weapons on her belt....

North York Mirror | Add Comment | by Andrew Palamarchuk
Aug 30, 2012

POLICING IN YORK: Improving dialogue a goal

On one hand, Lekan Olawoye acknowledges there is a good chunk of residents in the Keele Street and Eglinton Avenue area who...

York Guardian | Add Comment | by Fannie Sunshine
Aug 29, 2012

TAVIS formed in response to Summer of the Gun

The Toronto Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy, better known as TAVIS, was formed in 2006 in response to a sharp spike in...

City Centre Mirror | Add Comment
Aug 29, 2012

Eleven Division police brass say prevention is keep to safety

“Would you like to be Queen for a Day?” game show host Jack Bailey would ask American housewives every week during his radio...

Bloor West Villager | Add Comment | by Lisa Rainford
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