Brampton is witnessing a rise in Murder cases Brampton with already recording eight homicides this year – more than occurred in all of 2017.And it’s not quite halfway through the year yet.Brampton had seven homicides in all of 2017. Mississauga’s total for 2017 was nine.
At this time last year, 5 people had been killed, making this year’s total of 8 so far a 60% jump year-over-year.
Arrests have been made in five of this year’s homicides, including.
The latest is arrest made in 73-year-old Amarjit Bhatnagar case who died of injuries suffered in a robbery in Aloma Park Tuesday, June 12.
A 15-year-old boy is charged with manslaughter and police are still searching for another suspect.
In Mississauga, four people have been slain so far this year. At this time last year, four had also been recorded.
Unlike last year, gun killings have not dominated in the two cities in 2018. Last year, seven of the 16 combined Mississauga and Brampton victims were shot. So far this year, three of the 12 homicides in which police have released a cause of death have been gunshot killings.
Combined, Brampton and Mississauga homicides for 2018 are creeping close to a new high since 2010. The stats are as follows:
Brampton homicides in 2018:
- Baljit Thandi and her mother Avtar Kaur, killed in their home on Jan. 12.
- Hoden Said, 30, was found dead in her basement apartment on Jan. 27. The suspected killer was found dead days later.
- Oliver Augustas Willis, 37, gunned down in a hail of bullets on Family Day, Feb. 19.
- Paviter Singh Bassi, 21, beaten to death on March 19 on the grounds of Sandalwood Heights Secondary School.
- Valentino Pauletto, 46, found without vital signs in townhouse on April 8 and later pronounced dead.
- Nasser Abdoulkader, 26, gunned down in front of a home around 10 p.m. on May 27.
- Amarjit Bhatnagar, 73, of Brampton, dies in hospital June 14, two days after being injured during a robbery at Aloma Park. A 15-year-old boy is charged with manslaughter and robbery.