87 people were shot by Canadian police in 2022, up from 70 in 2021, per the Canadian Press.
46 of the people shot this year were killed, compared to 37 deaths in 2021. Sixty people were shot at in 2020 and 36 of those were killed.
There have been at least five shootings this month that were not included in the tally, including that of the man police say shot six people at a Toronto-area condo and one at a gas station east of Calgary on Christmas morning.
Young men continue to make up the vast majority of people shot by police.
Race was identified in 23 cases. Of those, more than 40 percent involved Indigenous people, while around a quarter were other people of colour.
The original police calls were mainly for weapon possession, assault, or outstanding warrants. In nearly 80 percent of the shootings, the person had a weapon. In 62 percent of those cases, it was a firearm.
In 2022, RCMP were involved in 35 shootings – up from 26 in 2021 and 15 the year before.
British Columbia had the most shootings with 23, an increase from 13 in 2021 and five in 2020. The Vancouver Police Department was involved in six of this year’s shootings.
Ontario followed with 22 shootings and Alberta with 15, both of which were slight decreases from the year before.
Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, and Yukon all saw increases in the number of people police shot this year.
Four officers were killed this year while responding to situations that resulted in a police shooting. Const. Shaelyn Yang was killed in B.C., Const. Andrew Hong was killed in Toronto, as well as Const. Morgan Russell and Const. Devon Northrup, who were killed in Innisfil, Ont.