Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Toronto Still a Safe City, Police Chief Says Days after Pregnant Woman Killed

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Toronto Still a Safe City, Police Chief Says Days after Pregnant Woman Killed

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Toronto still a safe city: police chief

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TORONTO - Toronto's police chief said the city remains "the safest in North America" despite a spike in homicides this year, including a recent shooting that killed a pregnant woman in a car.

Mark Saunders said there are no simple solutions to complex issues such as gun violence, but stresses the force is doing what it can to reach out to the communities hardest hit by crime.

The chief says co-operation from those communities is key to solving crimes, including Sunday's shooting, which claimed the life of Candice Rochelle Bobb, of Mississauga, Ont.

Her baby was delivered prematurely by emergency C-section and was said Monday to be in stable condition. Saunders said he did not have updated information on the baby's health.

Bobb, who was five months pregnant, became Toronto's 29th homicide victim in a year police said has seen a marked increase in guns on city streets.

There were 15 homicides at this time last year, and 20 at the same time the previous year, Saunders said, noting a similar trend has been observed in several other major cities in North America. …

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