Family homicide - ARCHIVED

Articles and reports: 85-224-X19990005313


From 1978 to 1997 there were 12,871 victims of homicide in Canada. Family members were responsible for nearly one-third (31%) of these, another 39% were committed by acquaintances, and 12% by strangers. Throughout the period, women and girls were most likely to be killed by a family member (50%), whereas, men and boys were most likely to be killed by acquaintances (46%).

Issue Number: 1999000
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PDFJune 11, 1999