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Did Project Community Space Work?

Back in October, we discussed Project Community Space, a Toronto Police program meant to help curb gang and gun violence. Record high shootings in the city prompted police to take proactive measures to prevent or reduce criminal activity in high-risk neighbourhoods....

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Does Social Media Use Increase Gang Violence?

Likes, shares, and emoticons may not have a very gangster image - but they’re becoming an essential part of gang culture. Social media is changing the way gang members interact with their peers, rivals, and community, and does it increase gang violence? Cyberbanging...

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Are Women in Gangs At Greater Risk?

Women in gangs are often been perceived as less threatening than their male counterparts and do not much as much scrutiny by the police. Often shootings and violence are usually associated with males and that is where police tend to focus their attention. As a result,...

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Toronto Neighbourhoods With Highest Rates of Gun Violence

This summer, Toronto saw a rise in gun violence that hasn’t been matched since before 2014. Although instances of gun violence are only up by about 2% from the same timeframe last year, media awareness is much higher. As a result, it seems as though Toronto gun...

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Toronto Integrated Guns & Gangs Task Force

The Toronto Police Integrated Guns & Gangs Task Force, often referred to as simply Guns & Gangs or G & G, is an initiative to designed to reduce organized crime with a focus on gun violence and disrupting drug trafficking. The Guns & Gangs task force...

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Diversion For Criminal Charges in Ontario

Diversion For Criminal Charges in Ontario

Many individuals facing criminal charges have questions about alternate methods of making up for the harm caused by their alleged crime instead of a prison sentence. In this post, we’ll examine what is meant by diversion, go through the diversion procedures and discuss who is eligible and what is...

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