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Homicides up 80% in 2015, RCMP report

A spike in homicides resulted in RCMP working in overdrive and overtime last year. In 2015, investigators responded to 65 homicides compared to 36 in 2014.

The 80 per cent increase in 2015 was substantially higher than the 10-year average of 40 homicides within the province’s 112 RCMP detachments. RCMP statistics show 2007 had the fewest homicides over the past decade with 22. […]