Homicide in Canada, 2000 - ARCHIVED

Articles and reports: 85-002-X20010098395


The 2000 police-reported statistics indicate that the overall crime rate in Canada decreased for the ninth consecutive year and is at its lowest point since 1978. In addition, data from studies such as the 1999 General Social Survey (GSS) suggest that many Canadians perceive crime as having stabilized over the past five years and feel less fearful of being a victim of crime in their neighbourhoods. Despite these positive indicators, the violent crime rate increased by 3% in 2000, the first increase in seven years. This report examines trends and characteristics for the most serious violent crime – homicide.

Issue Number: 2001009
Author(s): Fedorowycz, Orest

Main Product: Juristat

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PDFOctober 31, 2001