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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  • 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

  • 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
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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-X201500114176
    Description:

    This Juristat article reports on Canadians’ with a mental or substance use disorder and their contact with police. Using data from the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey—Mental Health, this article explores the type of contact that Canadians with a disorder have with police and how it differs from those without a disorder. In addition, the prevalence of mental or substance use disorders by selected demographic characteristics are also discussed.

    Release date: 2015-06-02

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201500114165
    Description:

    This Juristat uses data from the Uniform Crime Reporting survey (UCR) to examine the nature and extent of police-reported crime in northern regions of the provinces and the territories, as compared to crime in the south. The analysis will focus on types of crime, level of seriousness and who are the perpetrators and victims in these different regions.

    Release date: 2015-05-05

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201400114114
    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: 2015-01-15

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201400111925
    Geography: Province or territory, Census metropolitan area
    Description:

    This Juristat article examines the nature and prevalence of firearm-related violent crime in Canada. Short-term trends in firearm-related violent crime are presented at the national, provincial/territorial and census metropolitan area levels, while long-term trends in firearm-related homicide are also explored. Using data from the 2012 Uniform Crime Reporting and Homicide Surveys, this article provides information on violent crime involving firearms in Canada, including international comparisons and 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: 2014-04-23

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201300111882
    Geography: Province or territory, Census metropolitan area
    Description:

    This annual Juristat examines homicide in Canada. It includes information on the characteristics of homicide incidents (murder, manslaughter and infanticide), victims and accused persons. Short and long-term trends in homicide are presented at the national, provincial/territorial and census metropolitan area levels. Gang-related homicides, firearm-related homicides, intimate partner homicides, youth homicides and international comparisons of homicide are also explored.

    Release date: 2013-12-19

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201300111805
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This Juristat article profiles intimate partner violence (including both spousal and dating violence partners), family violence against children, and family violence against seniors. The special focus this year is family-related murder-suicides, which highlights trends, risk factors, underlying motives, and characteristics of the victims and accused. This annual article is designed to help monitor changes in family violence over time and identify emerging issues.

    Release date: 2013-06-25

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20130564224
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2013-02-25

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201300111766
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This Juristat article on violence against women is organized into four sections: prevalence and severity of violence against women, risk factors associated with violence against women, impact of violence against women and responses to violence against women.

    To provide a comprehensive picture of the extent and nature of violence against women, both police-reported crime data and self-reported victimization data are used. The analysis also draws on information from two administrative surveys, namely the Transition Home Survey and the Victims Services Survey.

    Release date: 2013-02-25

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201200111738
    Geography: Province or territory, Census metropolitan area
    Description:

    This annual report is an examination of homicide in Canada. Detailed information is presented on the characteristics of homicide incidents (murder, manslaughter and infanticide), victims and accused within the context of both short and long-term trends. Geographical patterns of homicide are examined at the national and provincial/territorial levels, as well as for major metropolitan areas. Other key themes include international comparisons of homicide, gang-related homicides, firearm-related homicides, youth homicide and intimate partner (including spousal) homicides.

    Release date: 2012-12-04

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20121595283
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2012-06-07
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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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