Homicide among young Black men in Toronto: an unrecognized public health crisis?

  title={Homicide among young Black men in Toronto: an unrecognized public health crisis?},
  author={Akwatu Khenti},
  journal={Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de sante publique},
  volume={104 1},
  • Akwatu Khenti
  • Published in
    Canadian journal of public…
  • Medicine
  • This commentary addresses the high homicide rates among young Black men in Toronto, Ontario. It posits that homicide among this population is an unrecognized major public health crisis that should be a priority for the field. The author suggests that the dramatic rate of Black homicides in Toronto is a consequence of income inequality, poverty, poor quality of life, mental health risks, and sustained racism. The commentary calls upon public health scientists to prioritize research about… CONTINUE READING

    Create an AI-powered research feed to stay up to date with new papers like this posted to ArXiv

    Topics from this paper.


    Publications referenced by this paper.

    Diversity on the mean streets of Toronto

    • G Galabuzi
    • IPC Review
    • 2009

    Gang violence among youth and young adults : ( Dis ) Affiliation and the potential for prevention

    • M Bania
    • Youth Gangs in Canada : What Do We Know ? An Overview of Programs and Services
    • 2007

    The usual suspect : Race , police stops and perceptions of criminal injustice

    • S Wortley
    • Paper presented at the 48 th Annual Conference of the American Society of Criminology
    • 1999