Court outcomes associated with the gender-related homicide of women and girls in Canada, 2009/2010 to 2020/2021

Articles and reports: 85-002-X202300100007

Description: This Juristat article expands on previous analysis of gender-related homicides in Canada by analyzing court case characteristics and outcomes of gender-related homicides of women and girls over a 13-year period (2009 to 2021). Using linked data from the Homicide Survey, the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey, and the Integrated Criminal Courts Survey, it examines multiple stages of the court process (i.e., charge, conviction, sentencing) to determine if court outcomes of gender-related homicides differ from non-gender-related homicides of women and girls or those with a male victim. In addition, potentially near-lethal forms of gender-related violence, namely attempted murder and aggravated assaults, are explored to broaden the scope of the analysis.
Issue Number: 2023001
Author(s): Sutton, Danielle; Cotter, Adam

Main Product: Juristat

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