Table 1 
Homicides, by census metropolitan area, 2019 and 2020 

Homicides, by census metropolitan area, 2019 and 2020
Population (number) – 2020Number of victims – 2020rRate2 – 2020rNumber of victims – 2019rRate2 – 2019rNumber of victims – Difference from 2019% change in rate – Difference from 2019Number of victims – Average 2010 to 2019Rate2 – Average 2010 to 2019
Canada 38,005,238 743 1.95 687 1.83 56 7.0 599 1.68
Census metropolitan areas, total 27,278,656 476 1.74 446 1.65 30 5.4 396 1.58
Non-census metropolitan areas, total 10,726,582 267 2.49 241 2.26 26 9.9 203 1.92
Census metropolitan area1                  
500,000 and over population                  
Toronto 6,466,473 105 1.62 130 2.03 -25 -20.1 96 1.59
Montréal 4,347,799 42 0.97 45 1.04 -3 -7.3 46 1.14
Vancouver 2,738,508 45 1.64 41 1.51 4 8.5 43 1.70
Calgary 1,544,404 39 2.53 24 1.57 15 60.7 25 1.81
Edmonton 1,472,417 47 3.19 32 2.21 15 44.4 39 2.93
Ottawa3 1,106,990 10 0.90 13 1.20 -3 -24.4 12 1.22
Winnipeg 832,017 41 4.93 44 5.32 -3 -7.4 29 3.60
Québec 823,507 7 0.85 5 0.61 2 38.8 4 0.56
Hamilton 777,113 18 2.32 14 1.83 4 26.7 10 1.40
Kitchener–Cambridge–Waterloo 605,232 8 1.32 5 0.84 3 56.9 6 1.00
London 553,218 7 1.27 5 0.92 2 37.8 7 1.45
100,000 to less than 500,000 population                  
Oshawa 498,011 7 1.41 4 0.84 3 66.8 4 0.85
St. Catharines-Niagara 481,727 5 1.04 6 1.25 -1 -17.3 4 0.86
Halifax 448,518 7 1.56 3 0.68 4 128.6 9 2.20
Victoria 409,282 6 1.47 2 0.50 4 195.7 4 0.99
Windsor 356,114 5 1.40 6 1.70 -1 -17.5 4 1.10
Gatineau4 342,855 7 2.04 3 0.88 4 130.7 3 1.05
Saskatoon 341,213 14 4.10 16 4.77 -2 -13.9 9 2.83
Regina 264,201 12 4.54 8 3.05 4 48.7 8 3.34
Barrie 259,730 0 0.00 3 1.18 -3 -100.0 2 1.06
Kelowna 221,641 3 1.35 1 0.46 2 194.2 3 1.68
St. John's 209,163 2 0.96 4 1.91 -2 -50.0 2 1.17
Sherbrooke 207,799 1 0.48 1 0.49 0 -1.4 1 0.61
Abbotsford-Mission 204,563 3 1.47 1 0.49 2 197.3 4 2.22
Kingston 173,740 3 1.73 3 1.74 0 -0.8 2 0.91
Saguenay 170,190 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 ... 1 0.54
Greater Sudbury 168,927 5 2.96 3 1.78 2 66.3 1 0.84
Moncton 167,142 2 1.20 5 3.04 -3 -60.6 2 1.12
Trois-Rivières 161,284 2 1.24 0 0.00 2 ... 1 0.84
Brantford 152,748 4 2.62 4 2.66 0 -1.4 2 1.53
Guelph 145,379 3 2.06 0 0.00 3 ... 1 0.75
Saint John 131,518 1 0.76 3 2.29 -2 -66.8 2 1.69
Peterborough 129,126 3 2.32 1 0.78 2 198.4 1 1.13
Thunder Bay 125,905 8 6.35 7 5.57 1 14.1 6 5.15
Lethbridge 125,785 2 1.59 0 0.00 2 ... ... ...
Belleville 114,417 2 1.75 4 3.55 -2 -50.7 ... ...
r
revised
...
not applicable
Note(s):
There may be a small number of homicides included in a given year's total that occurred in previous years. Homicides are counted according to the year in which they are reported to Statistics Canada. Percentage changes are based on unrounded rates.
Source(s):
Canadian Centre for Justice and Community Safety Statistics, Homicide Survey (3315).
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