LONDON, Ont. — Far fewer violent crimes are solved each year in Toronto than in several other cities included in a just-released report that compares a slew of taxpayer-funded services.
While the Ontario Municipal Benchmarking Initiative study offers comparisons, but no context, for each city's results, it shows 59% of violent crime was "cleared" in Toronto in 2012 — far below the midway point of 15 other communities involved in the study.
The median among the cities — 14 of which are in Ontario, plus Winnipeg and Calgary — is 72%.
The report notes a "violent criminal incident is considered cleared" when a "charge is laid, recommended or cleared by other methods."