A welcome email is on its way. It said in a statement that while most officers do an excellent job, there is racial bias on the force, as exists in every vocation. In 2017, a ranking of 60 cities by The Economist ranked Toronto as the 20th safest major city in the world, behind Tokyo, London, Paris and Seoul, but the safest major city in North America. Visit our Community Guidelines for more information and details on how to adjust your email settings. (supplied by Toronto Police), Renu Mandhane, chief commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission, AGAR: Two sides of police profiling and discrimination debate, Blacks more likely to die during interactions with Toronto cops: Report, tap here to see other videos from our team. But both the police board and the police service argued releasing detailed race-crime statistics the OHRC is demanding requires further study to ensure the statistical analysis is done fairly and reported accurately. 365 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3L4. Of the 31 people who died in Toronto shootings last year, 22 were black, according to numbers compiled by The Globe and Mail. Read more about cookies here. Article content. The Toronto Police Services Board tried to surf between these two opposing points of view on Monday. Community Partnerships and Engagement Unit. Sign up to receive daily headline news from the Toronto SUN, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. We continue to develop as modern police service that is consistent, transparent, inclusive and community-focused. Police also made the valid argument they are often the public service of last resort when all other societal institutions have failed. Click here to view the Neighborhood Crime Map The Toronto Police Service is very pleased that the Toronto Police Services Board has passed its Race-Based Data Collection, Analysis and Public Reporting Policy. The issue, they contend, is that the disproportionate targeting of black people by the police disproportionately criminalizes their behaviour. GOLDSTEIN: Toronto Police should release race-crime data, A nine-month investigation dubbed Project Patton, targeting notorious street gang the Five Point Generalz, saw hundreds of Toronto, Durham, York and Peel police officers conduct pre-dawn raids across the GTA and arrest 70 suspects on Thursday, June 21, 2018. Meanwhile, Toronto Police have long argued releasing these statistics, without proper context, could be racist in and of itself, and further damage relations between police and the black community. 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Live Now: I agree with her if, as happens in the United States but is rare in Canada and Toronto, this data is made available to everyone who wants it, so we can all draw our own conclusions about what the numbers actually mean. Finally, in my view, the Ontario Human Rights Commission needs to remember that police officers ultimately aren’t social workers, that their most important job is to enforce the law. Toronto Neighbourhoods Boundary File includes 2014-2019 Crime Data by Neighbourhood. And that, by definition, brings them into frequent contact with criminals, who don’t always tell the truth about how they’ve been treated by the police. This work continues and we will be engaging the community, and our officers with the objective of launching our new Race-Based D… To be clear about who’s saying what in this controversy, Mandhane and the OHRC don’t want access to police race-based crime statistics to determine whether the force is racist against black people. What Mandhane wants the statistics for is to find ways to eliminate police profiling and discrimination against blacks, by figuring out its root causes. That the reason the police often come into conflict with blacks in violent circumstances has to do with issues of poverty, social exclusion and inequality they didn’t create and can’t solve. We apologize, but this video has failed to load. Counts are available for Assault, Auto Theft, Break and Enter, Robbery, Theft Over and Homicide. An interactive map shows statistics on shootings, assaults, thefts, and more in Toronto neighbourhoods. The next issue of The Toronto Sun Headline News will soon be in your inbox. This website uses cookies to personalize your content (including ads), and allows us to analyze our traffic. Please try again. We ask you to keep your comments relevant and respectful. If you don't see it please check your junk folder. And, our core values direct us to do the right thing, and connect with compassion. By continuing to use our site, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Ontario Chief Human Rights Commissioner Renu Mandhane demanded Monday that the Toronto Police Service give the commission access to its detailed race-crime statistics … This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Exposure to police given crime rate differences likely accounts for the higher per capita rate of fatal police shootings for blacks, at least when analyzing all shootings. 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