In 2004 there were 34 homicides committed in the City of Winnipeg.
It appears that number will be surpassed this year. There are already 34 homicides reported through the first 10 months of 2011.
The purpose of this post is to provide a breakdown of where in Winnipeg homicides are most prevalent.
The first table shows the breakdown of homicides by police district.
|POLICE DISTRICT||NUMBER OF
|% OF TOTAL|
The next table looks at homicides broken down by electoral ward and shows that 3 electoral wards account for almost 80% of all homicides in Winnipeg. It is of interest to note that these 3 wards are the lowest in terms of annual household income, trailing the other 13 electoral wards by an average of $22,000.00.
|ELECTORAL WARD||Average Household Income||NUMBER OF HOMICIDES||% of Total|
|All other (12)
There are a total of 236 neighbourhoods identified in Winnipeg each with its own geographical footprint. The table below shows that 57% of all homicides in Winnipeg so far in 2011 occurred in 6 of those 236 neighbourhoods. (Apart from those listed in the table there are 15 other neighbourhoods that reported 1 homicide, the remaining 215 neighbourhoods reported no homicides).
This table shows the number of homicides broken down by neighbourhood.
|NEIGHBOURHOOD||POLICE DISTRICT||NUMBER||%OF TOTAL|
with 1 homicide each
Cities are like families and both need quidance, laws, law enforcers and consiquences. Our city like any other society, through our courts and justice system, continues to place more value and importance on money than they do human life. If someone robs a bank they get 15 to twenty years but if they kill someone it is 5 to 8 years. Is there any wonder why our murder rate is so high !!!