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Toronto mayor eyes police budget cuts while crime rises

According to the latest statistics, major crime in the city increased 17.6 per cent in 2023.

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Toronto Police Service wants to increase police budget by more than $48 million

Crime rates in Ontario have declined over a 30-year period and today remain at historic lows.

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Current crime rates in Ontario raise questions about police proposals for more money

Officers per 100,000 peaked in 2010 and then began to decline, with crime rates bottoming out around 2015. 

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Policing and Crime in Ontario, Part 4: estimating needs

Empirical evidence should help drive decisions about resource allocation.