Known to police: Chief Bill Blair releases crime hot spot maps used to focus Toronto policing efforts
Begin by plotting reports of violent crimes, add pinpoint locations of shootings and finally layer in the homicides.
The maps are telling, instantly readable, and Toronto police use se them to choose where to deploy officers and concentrate their efforts, including the documenting of citizens in mostly non-criminal encounters.
Chief Bill Blair released a set of internal crime hot spot maps to the Star this past week following a Star series on race, policing and crime that examined who police stop, question and document the most.
The series, which examined police data, found that people with black and brown skin are stopped and documented at a high rate, even more so for young black and brown men.
Most have done nothing wrong.