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August 8, 2019

Murder and Massacres – A Comparison

Mass shootings in the United States in 2019 – to August 6:

From Wikipedia.  Definition: “four or more people, excluding the perpetrators, are shot in one location at roughly the same time.”

Total killed (to July): 246.

 

Massacres in Canada in 2019 – to July 28:

From Wikipedia.  Definition: “the indiscriminate and brutal slaughter of people.”

Total killed (to July): 12*.

*Using the American definition of ‘mass shooting,’ the Canadian equivalent adjusted for population would be 80.

 

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