Trends in firearm-related violent crime in Canada, 2009 to 2020

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This Juristat article examines the nature and prevalence of firearm-related violent crime in Canada. Trends in firearm-related violent crime between 2009 and 2020 are presented at the national, provincial/territorial and census metropolitan area levels as well as for urban and rural regions. Using data from the Uniform Crime Reporting and Homicide Surveys, this article provides information on violent crime involving firearms in Canada including an examination of the types of firearms (such as handguns, rifles, or shotguns) which are most commonly involved in firearm-related violent crime. It also addresses characteristics of the incidents, victims, and accused persons, such as gang-related violence, accused-victim relationships, clearance status, age of victims and accused persons, and types of offence that most commonly involve firearms.

Issue Number: 2022001
Author(s): Allen, Mary

Main Product: Juristat

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