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  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X202200100009
    Description:

    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.

    Release date: 2022-05-27

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X202100100017
    Description:

    This annual Juristat article presents 2020 homicide data. Short and long-term trends in homicide are examined at the national, provincial/territorial and census metropolitan area levels. Gang-related homicides, firearm-related homicides, intimate partner homicides, and homicides committed by youth are also explored. This Juristat also presents data for which complete information regarding Indigenous identity has been reported for both victims and accused persons, regardless of gender.

    Release date: 2021-11-25

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20213293435
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2021-11-25

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2021084
    Description:

    Using police-reported data from the 2020 Homicide Survey, this infographic is a visual representation of some of these data. Findings include results at the national, provincial, territorial and Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) levels. Also included are findings related to the Indigenous identity of victims and accused persons, gender of victims of homicide, as well as the prevalence of gang-related and firearm-related homicides.

    Release date: 2021-11-25

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X202100100013
    Description:

    This annual Juristat article presents findings from the 2020 Uniform Crime Reporting Survey. It examines trends in the volume and seriousness of police-reported crime for both violent and non-violent offences at the national, provincial/territorial and census metropolitan area levels. Specific violations, such as homicide, sexual assault, fraud, shoplifting and breaking and entering are examined, as well as trends in youth accused of crime.

    Release date: 2021-07-27

  • Table: 35-10-0060-01
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Number of homicide victims and persons accused of homicide, by Indigenous identity, (total, by Indigenous identity; Indigenous identity; non-Indigenous identity; unknown Indigenous identity), age group (total all ages; 0 to 11 years; 12 to 17 years; 18 to 24 years; 25 to 29 years; 30 to 39 years; 40 to 49 years; 50 to 59 years; 60 years and over; age unknown) and gender (all genders; male; female; gender unknown), Canada, 1974 to 2020.

    Release date: 2021-07-27

  • Table: 35-10-0062-01
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Police-reported organized crime, by most serious violation (homicide and attempted murder, assault, sexual violations, kidnapping and hostage taking, human trafficking, robbery and theft, firearm and weapons violations, extortion and criminal harassment, arson, forgery and fraud, child pornography, criminal organization involvement, probation and court violations, drug possession and trafficking, and other violations), Canada (selected police services), 2016 to 2020.

    Release date: 2021-07-27

  • Table: 35-10-0068-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 253-0001)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Number, rate (per 100,000 population) and percentage changes in rates of homicide victims, Canada, provinces and territories, 1961 to 2020.

    Release date: 2021-07-27

  • Table: 35-10-0069-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 253-0002)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Number of homicide victims, by method used to commit the homicide (total methods used; shooting; stabbing; beating; strangulation; fire (burns or suffocation); other methods used; methods used unknown), Canada, 1974 to 2020.

    Release date: 2021-07-27

  • Table: 35-10-0071-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 253-0004)
    Geography: Canada, Census metropolitan area, Census metropolitan area part
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Number and rate (per 100,000 population) of homicide victims, Canada and Census Metropolitan Areas, 1981 to 2020.

    Release date: 2021-07-27
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  • Table: 35-10-0060-01
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Number of homicide victims and persons accused of homicide, by Indigenous identity, (total, by Indigenous identity; Indigenous identity; non-Indigenous identity; unknown Indigenous identity), age group (total all ages; 0 to 11 years; 12 to 17 years; 18 to 24 years; 25 to 29 years; 30 to 39 years; 40 to 49 years; 50 to 59 years; 60 years and over; age unknown) and gender (all genders; male; female; gender unknown), Canada, 1974 to 2020.

    Release date: 2021-07-27

  • Table: 35-10-0062-01
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Police-reported organized crime, by most serious violation (homicide and attempted murder, assault, sexual violations, kidnapping and hostage taking, human trafficking, robbery and theft, firearm and weapons violations, extortion and criminal harassment, arson, forgery and fraud, child pornography, criminal organization involvement, probation and court violations, drug possession and trafficking, and other violations), Canada (selected police services), 2016 to 2020.

    Release date: 2021-07-27

  • Table: 35-10-0068-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 253-0001)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Number, rate (per 100,000 population) and percentage changes in rates of homicide victims, Canada, provinces and territories, 1961 to 2020.

    Release date: 2021-07-27

  • Table: 35-10-0069-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 253-0002)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Number of homicide victims, by method used to commit the homicide (total methods used; shooting; stabbing; beating; strangulation; fire (burns or suffocation); other methods used; methods used unknown), Canada, 1974 to 2020.

    Release date: 2021-07-27

  • Table: 35-10-0071-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 253-0004)
    Geography: Canada, Census metropolitan area, Census metropolitan area part
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Number and rate (per 100,000 population) of homicide victims, Canada and Census Metropolitan Areas, 1981 to 2020.

    Release date: 2021-07-27

  • Table: 35-10-0073-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 253-0006)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Number of victims of solved homicides, by type of accused-victim relationship, Canada, 1974 to 2020.

    Release date: 2021-07-27

  • Table: 35-10-0074-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 253-0007)
    Geography: Canada, Geographical region of Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Number of victims of spousal homicide, Canada and regions, 1997 to 2020.

    Release date: 2021-07-27

  • Table: 35-10-0075-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 253-0008)
    Geography: Canada, Geographical region of Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Victims of gang-related homicides (total number of homicide victims; number of homicide victims - unknown gang-relation; number of homicide victims - known gang relation; number of gang-related homicide victims; percentage of gang-related homicide victims; rate (per 100,000 population) of gang-related homicide victims), Canada and regions, 1999 to 2020.

    Release date: 2021-07-27

  • Table: 35-10-0119-01
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Number and rate (per 100,000 population) of victims of solved homicides, by gender (all genders; male; female; gender unknown), Indigenous identity (total, homicide victims by Indigenous identity; Indigenous identity; non-Indigenous identity; unknown Indigenous identity) and type of accused-victim relationship, Canada, 2014 to 2020.

    Release date: 2021-07-27

  • Table: 35-10-0156-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 253-0009)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Number, percentage and rate (per 100,000 population) of homicide victims, by gender (all genders; male; female; gender unknown) and Indigenous identity (total; Indigenous identity; non-Indigenous identity; unknown Indigenous identity), Canada, provinces and territories, 2014 to 2020.

    Release date: 2021-07-27
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  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X202200100009
    Description:

    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.

    Release date: 2022-05-27

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X202100100017
    Description:

    This annual Juristat article presents 2020 homicide data. Short and long-term trends in homicide are examined at the national, provincial/territorial and census metropolitan area levels. Gang-related homicides, firearm-related homicides, intimate partner homicides, and homicides committed by youth are also explored. This Juristat also presents data for which complete information regarding Indigenous identity has been reported for both victims and accused persons, regardless of gender.

    Release date: 2021-11-25

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20213293435
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2021-11-25

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2021084
    Description:

    Using police-reported data from the 2020 Homicide Survey, this infographic is a visual representation of some of these data. Findings include results at the national, provincial, territorial and Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) levels. Also included are findings related to the Indigenous identity of victims and accused persons, gender of victims of homicide, as well as the prevalence of gang-related and firearm-related homicides.

    Release date: 2021-11-25

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X202100100013
    Description:

    This annual Juristat article presents findings from the 2020 Uniform Crime Reporting Survey. It examines trends in the volume and seriousness of police-reported crime for both violent and non-violent offences at the national, provincial/territorial and census metropolitan area levels. Specific violations, such as homicide, sexual assault, fraud, shoplifting and breaking and entering are examined, as well as trends in youth accused of crime.

    Release date: 2021-07-27

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X202000100010
    Description:

    This annual Juristat article presents findings from the 2019 Uniform Crime Reporting Survey and the 2019 Homicide Survey. It examines trends in the volume and seriousness of police-reported crime for both violent and non-violent offences at the national, provincial/territorial and census metropolitan area levels. Specific violations, such as homicide, sexual assault, fraud, shoplifting and breaking and entering are examined, as well as trends in youth accused of crime.

    Release date: 2020-10-29

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2020055
    Description:

    Using police-reported data from the 2019 Homicide Survey, this infographic is a visual representation of some of these data. Findings include results at the national, provincial, territorial and Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) levels. Also included are findings related to the Indigenous identity of victims and accused persons, gender of victims of homicide, as well as the prevalence of gang-related and firearm-related homicides.

    Release date: 2020-10-29

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201900100016
    Description:

    This annual Juristat article presents 2018 homicide data. Short and long-term trends in homicide are examined at the national, provincial/territorial and census metropolitan area levels. Gang-related homicides, firearm-related homicides, intimate partner homicides, and homicides committed by youth are also explored. This Juristat also presents data for which complete information regarding Aboriginal identity has been reported for both victims and accused persons, regardless of gender.

    Release date: 2019-11-27

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2019082
    Description:

    Using police-reported data from the 2018 Homicide Survey, this infographic is a visual representation of some of these data. Findings include results at the national, provincial, territorial and Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) levels. Also included are findings related to the Aboriginal identity of victims and accused persons, sex of victims of homicide, as well as the prevalence of gang-related and firearm-related homicides.

    Release date: 2019-11-27

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201900100013
    Description:

    This annual Juristat article presents findings from the 2018 Uniform Crime Reporting Survey. It examines trends in the volume and seriousness of police-reported crime for both violent and non-violent offences at the national, provincial/territorial and census metropolitan area levels. Specific violations, such as homicide, sexual assault, fraud, shoplifting and breaking and entering are examined, as well as trends in youth accused of crime.

    Release date: 2019-07-22
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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 3315
    Description: This survey collects detailed data on homicide in Canada. The survey has collected police-reported data on the characteristics of all murder incidents, victims and accused persons since 1961 and all homicides (including murder, manslaughter and infanticide) since 1974.
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