TPS FOIP APS File: 19-2480, MA19-00655 – 7-Page response dated March 10, 2020 Received March 20, 2020 by Dennis R. Young
1. The most current definition of a ‘crime gun’;
2. Total number of firearms seized for (a) Crimes and (b) Non-Crimes;
3. Total number of firearms surrendered to police (i.e. during a buy-back or amnesty, turned in voluntarily for destruction, issued with ‘quit claim’ receipts, etc);
4. Total number of crime guns seized that were: (a) ‘used in a criminal offence’; (b) ‘suspected of being used in a criminal offence’; (c) ‘obtained, possessed, or intended to be used to facilitate criminal activity’; (d) ‘serial number removed, altered or obliterated’; (e) ‘adapted for use as a firearm’;
5. Total number of firearms that were recorded as ‘found’;
6. Total number of firearms destroyed;
7. Total number of firearms reported stolen from (a) individuals and (b) businesses;
8. Total number of ‘crime guns’ seized that were reported as stolen from (a) licensed gun owners or (b) licensed businesses;
9. Total number of ‘crime guns’ seized from licensed gun owners or licensed businesses (a) for a violent crime, (b) for an administrative or paper firearms crime (i.e. expired license, current address not reported, Authorization to Transport violation, error on registration certificate, firearm not at correct address);
10. Total number of ‘crime guns’ seized that you attempted to trace;
11. Total number of ‘crime guns’ seized that were successfully traced;
12. Total number of ‘crime guns’ seized that were successfully traced to the U.S.A;
13. Total number of ‘crime guns’ seized that were successfully traced to Canada;
14. Total number of ‘crime guns’ seized that were traced to a licensed gun owner;
15. Total number licensed gun owners charged with providing a ‘crime gun’ to a criminal;
16. Total number of ‘crime guns seized that were (a) restricted, (b) prohibited, or (c) non-restricted;
17. Total number of ‘crime guns’ seized that were registered (a) restricted, (b) prohibited (c) non-restricted and
18. Total number of ‘crime guns’ seized by type of firearm (i.e. rifle, shotgun, handgun, toy gun, replica, sawed-off gun, sub-machine gun, machine gun, etc).

AUGUST 24, 2018 – TORONTO POLICE RELEASE CRIME GUN STATS FOR 2007 to 2017
Toronto Police Service FOIP response dated August 24, 2018 – Posted by Dennis R. Young

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David Vernon
David Vernon
2 years ago

So…of the 833 “crime guns” on the list, nearly 200 are air guns or toys. They’ve also split pistols and revolvers into two different categories. Hmmm.

1AB
1AB
2 years ago

Awesome work as usually, Ty Mr Young. Shared. All the best to you and yours throughout this CV 19 time, stay safe and healthy.

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