Homicide Survey

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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  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201715715805
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2017-06-06

  • Articles and reports: 89-503-X201500114785
    Description:

    This chapter of Women in Canada explores the criminal victimization of women and girls as well as their involvement in the criminal justice system as offenders. It covers the types of criminal victimization experienced by females over time; where possible, highlighting important differences in violent crime by Aboriginal identity, immigrant status, visible minority status and age. The use of formal and informal support services is explored, including changes over time in the use of police services. This chapter also reports trends in the number and types of crimes committed by females, along with their involvement in the criminal courts and correctional systems.

    Release date: 2017-06-06

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201705315428
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2017-02-22

  • Articles and reports: 89-503-X201500114680
    Description:

    The chapter entitled "Women in Canada: The Girl Child" explores the diverse circumstances and experiences of girls aged 17 and under. The chapter describes the demographic characteristics of girls in Canada and presents several topics related to their well-being including: living arrangements, socioeconomic conditions, physical health and development, mortality, emotional and social health and development, child care, school readiness, education, and personal security. Where possible, comparisons are made between girls in different age groups, between girls and boys, and within several subpopulations.

    Release date: 2017-02-22

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201700114698
    Description:

    This Juristat article profiles a general overview of family violence in Canada, intimate partner violence (including both spousal and dating violence partners), family violence against children and youth, and family violence against seniors. This annual article is designed to help monitor changes in family violence over time and identify emerging issues.

    Release date: 2017-02-16

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201600114668
    Description:

    This annual Juristat article presents 2015 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 a special analysis of the circumstances surrounding homicides of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal females committed by 'casual acquaintances' from 1980 to 2015.

    Release date: 2016-11-23

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2016008
    Description:

    This infographic describes the nature and extent of homicide in Canada in 2015, using police-reported data from the 2015 Homicide Survey. Findings include results at the national 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, relationship types between accused persons and victims, and common methods of committing homicide.

    Release date: 2016-11-23

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201600114670
    Description:

    This Juristat article examines the scope of police-reported prostitution-related offences in Canada, including the frequency of prostitution-related incidents between 2009 and 2014. Police-reported prostitution incidents by sex are also analyzed, as well as homicides of sex workers, and criminal court outcomes for prostitution-related cases.

    Release date: 2016-11-10

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201600114309
    Description:

    This Juristat article uses data from the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey to examine youth crime reported by police in 2014. In addition, the report uses data from the Integrated Criminal Courts Survey to chart trends in court processing of youth from 2000 to 2014.

    Release date: 2016-02-17

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201600114303
    Description:

    This Juristat article profiles a general overview of family violence in Canada, intimate partner violence (including both spousal and dating violence partners), family violence against children, and family violence against seniors. This annual article is designed to help monitor changes in family violence over time and identify emerging issues.

    Release date: 2016-01-21
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  • Table: 35-10-0060-01
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Number of homicide victims and persons accused of homicide, by Aboriginal identity, (total, by Aboriginal identity; Aboriginal identity; non-Aboriginal identity; unknown Aboriginal 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 sex (both sexes; male; female; sex unknown), Canada, 1974 to 2018.

    Release date: 2019-07-22

  • 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 2018.

    Release date: 2019-07-22

  • 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 2018.

    Release date: 2019-07-22

  • 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 2018.

    Release date: 2019-07-22

  • Table: 35-10-0072-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 253-0005)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Number and percentage of homicide victims, by type of firearm used to commit the homicide (total firearms; handgun; rifle or shotgun; fully automatic firearm; sawed-off rifle or shotgun; firearm-like weapons; other firearms, type unknown), Canada, 1974 to 2018.

    Release date: 2019-07-22

  • 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 2018.

    Release date: 2019-07-22

  • 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 2018.

    Release date: 2019-07-22

  • 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 2018.

    Release date: 2019-07-22

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

    Number and rate (per 100,000 population) of victims of solved homicides, by sex (both sexes; male; female; sex unknown), Aboriginal identity (total, homicide victims by Aboriginal identity; Aboriginal identity; non-Aboriginal identity; unknown Aboriginal identity) and type of accused-victim relationship, Canada, 2014 to 2018.

    Release date: 2019-07-22

  • 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 sex (both sexes; male; female; sex unknown) and Aboriginal identity (total; Aboriginal identity; non-Aboriginal identity; unknown aboriginal identity), Canada, provinces and territories, 2014 to 2018.

    Release date: 2019-07-22
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  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201900100018
    Description:

    This Juristat article examines family violence in Canada. It includes sections dedicated to police-reported data on intimate partner violence, family violence against children and youth, and family violence against seniors.

    Release date: 2019-12-12

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20193463080
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2019-12-12

  • 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: 11-001-X20193313435
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    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

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20192034751
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2019-07-22

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201900100012
    Description:

    This Juristat article examines police-reported violent crimes against young women and girls in Northern Canada. Rates are provided at the national and provincial levels, as well as for urban, rural and census metropolitan areas. The nature and extent of violence against young women and girls in the North is compared with the South throughout.

    Release date: 2019-07-04

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201900100009
    Description:

    This Juristat article presents information on the nature and extent of crime in the rural areas of the Canadian provinces. This includes analysis of recent trends in crime rates and severity in rural and urban areas, both at the national and provincial levels. The report also examines the specific nature and extent of crime in rural areas of the provincial North. Analysis uses police-reported data from the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey and the Homicide Survey, as well as self-reported data from General Social Survey on Canadians' Safety (Victimization).

    Release date: 2019-05-07

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201900100001
    Description:

    This Juristat article examines female offending in Canada using multiple data sources. Police-reported data are used in conjunction with self-reported victimization data to present information on the nature and extent of crime among females in Canada. The processing of female youth and adults through the courts is also examined. Comparisons to males are made throughout this article to highlight any differences in levels and patterns of offending.

    Release date: 2019-01-10

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201800154981
    Description:

    This Juristat article examines police-reported violence against girls and young women aged 24 and younger in Canada. Trend analysis is also presented to indicate changes over time. Rates are provided at the national, provincial and territorial levels, as well as for urban, rural and census metropolitan areas.

    Release date: 2018-12-17
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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 85-564-X
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    This objective of this report is to present the status of national data on Aboriginal people who come into contact with the criminal justice system as offenders and victims. The report examines the current and potential collection of an individual's Aboriginal identity through various justice-related surveys at Statistics Canada, the challenges within these surveys to collect these data and provides some insight into the quality of these data. The data and sources are examined within the context of information needs for the justice and social policy sectors, and in relation to the preferred method of measuring Aboriginal Identity at Statistics Canada. Data sources examined include the Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting Survey, the Homicide Survey, the Integrated Criminal Courts Survey, the Adult Corrections Survey, the Youth Custody and Community Services Survey, the Youth Alternative Measures Survey, the Transition Home Survey, the Victim Services Survey and the General Social Survey on Victimization. Finally, the report briefly describes efforts by other countries to improve justice-related information on their indigenous populations.

    Release date: 2005-05-10
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