A young person is shot every day in Ontario, Sick Kids study finds
Also, immigrant children and youth from Africa are almost three times as likely, and those from Central America are more than four times as likely, to be a victim of such targeted firearm assault than their Canadian-born counterparts, said the study by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children.
“The observed variation in firearm injury by region of origin may have been related to higher participation in Canadian gangs by Indo-Asian, Caribbean and African immigrants than by those from other regions, and it highlights the need to ensure a healthy transition to Canada by these particular at-risk groups,” the study said.
But before that:
The data did not allow the researchers to dig deeper into why some subgroups face a higher risk of firearm assault.
That’s because “digging deeper” in that regard is a crime in Absurdistan.