Gun violence, by the numbers

The statistics on gun violence in Canada tell an alarming story

Living in Canada, it’s tempting to view stories of gun violence south of the border as an American epidemic. But the statistics tell a different story. Year of the Gun, a documentary featured on CBC Docs POV, shines a spotlight on Toronto, where gun-related violence is rising at an alarming rate. This increase isn’t unique to Canada’s largest city — it’s a trend seen across the country.

Here are some surprising numbers relating to gun violence in Canada.

Watch Year of the Gun on CBC Docs POV.

Please note: This article has been amended from its original version to better reflect the context of the documentary, Year of the Gun.