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4 December 2012

United Press International

OTTAWA - While the total number of homicides are up in Canada, the number of gun-related homicides are at a 50-year low, police records show. There were 598 homicides throughout Canada in 2011 - 44 more than in 2010 - the first annual increase in three years, Statistics Canada said on its website Tuesday. However, just 158 2011 homicides were committed with a firearm, 13 fewer than the year before and the lowest number of gun-related homicides in almost 50 years. The... (

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