The homicide rate has not fallen since the introduction of the longgun registry in 2001. It was 1.78 per 100,000 population in 2001 and it is 1.81 per 100,000 in 2009 (the most recent year statistics are available). Few of the firearms used in violent crime (including homicide) are either registered or owned legally. According to published statistics from both the RCMP and Statistics Canada, gun owners are actually less likely than other Canadians to commit murder.
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