Updated: Fri, 07 Dec 2012 20:30:00 GMT | By Tenille Bonoguore
Crime in Canada: A look at 2012

A look back at a year in Canadian crime



A police officer watches over a crime scene following a shooting in Scarborough, a suburb in east Toronto. (© Mark Blinch / Reuters)
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  • A police officer watches over a crime scene following a shooting in Scarborough, a suburb in east Toronto. (© Mark Blinch / Reuters)
  • Di Rang Lin, father of slain student Jun Lin prepares to lay a rose at his son's gravesite during funeral services in Montreal on July 26. (© Christinne Muschi / Reuters; Montreal Police Service / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
  • Peel Regional Police Const. Erin Cooper holds a photo during a press conference in Mississauga, Ont. on Aug. 21 of Guang Hua Liu as they announce the body parts found in Toronto and Mississauga last week belonged to the 41-year old single mother of three. (© Michelle Siu / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
  • It is alleged that David James Leblanc and Wayne Alan Cunningham sexually assaulting and confined a teenage boy at this residence in Upper Chelsea, N.S. (© Andrew Vaughan / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
  • Quebec Premier-elect Pauline Marois and her husband, Claude Blanchet, are among the dignitaries atending the funeral services for Denis Blanchette Monday, September 10, 2012 in Montreal. Richard Bain is charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of Blanchette and wounding another man outside the Parti Quebecois election night rally. (© Ryan Remiorz / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
  • Police investigate the scene of an armored-car robbery at the University of Alberta in Edmonton on June 15. A shooting during the attempted robbery on the campus of the University of Alberta has left three people dead and a fourth in critical condition, police said on Friday. (© Dan Riedlhuber / Reuters)
  • Police interview neighbours the day after the Danzig Street shooting in Toronto. (© Mark Blinch / Reuters; Aaron Vincent Elkaim / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
  • Police officers investigate the scene of the shooting at the Douglas border crossing in Surrey, B.C. on Oct. 16. (© Jonathan Hayward / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
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The top Canadian crime headlines of 2012 boasted some particularly gory and unusual cases, including severed body parts, an international manhunt and mass shootings in unexpected places. MSN.ca takes a closer look at the Canadian crime stories that captivated the country this year.

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