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: 85-561-M2010020
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This research paper focuses on police-reported crime in Inuit Nunangat. Analysis is based on police-reported crime data from the 2006 to 2008 Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting Survey and the 2006 Census of Population. Additional data come from the Homicide Survey from 2000 to 2008. Results show that crime rates are higher in Inuit Nunangat than in the rest of Canada. The impact of socioeconomic and demographic contexts on these differences is explored. In addition, results show that crime rates are lower in communities in Inuit Nunangat where alcohol is prohibited.

    Release date: 2010-05-20

  • Articles and reports: 85F0033M2010024
    Geography: Province or territory, Census metropolitan area
    Description:

    This profile analyzes the differences in the violent victimizations experienced by males and females that comes to the attention of the police. Specifically, the report examines the types of violations experienced by each gender, the seriousness of their victimization and the location of the incident. The report outlines the differences in overall rates of victimization at the census metropolitan area, provincial/territorial and national level. The analysis is based on 2008 police-reported data obtained from the Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting Survey. Funding for this profile was provided by the Policy Centre for Victim Issues of the Department of Justice Canada.

    Release date: 2010-05-06

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201000111146
    Geography: Province or territory, Census metropolitan area
    Description:

    This article examines the use of knives to commit violent crime in Canada with a particular focus on geographical differences. Detailed Information on homicide, robbery, and assault committed with knives is presented at the national, provincial and territorial levels as well as by census metropolitan areas. These data are intended to inform researchers, the media and the public and to inform the development of policy in Canada.

    Release date: 2010-04-27

  • Articles and reports: 85F0033M2010023
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    While they may be young, children and youth under the age of 18 fall victim to the same types of violence as adults including physical and sexual assault, robbery, criminal harassment and homicide. They can be victimized by a family member, a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger while in their own home, in their neighbourhood or at school. Quantifying the incidence of violent victimization against children and youth continues to be a challenge. In Canada, detailed information about police-reported violent incidents committed against children and youth is collected through the Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR2) Survey. This report analyzes the nature and extent of police-reported violence committed against children and youth under the age of 18. It examines differences in victimization based on sex and age of victims, type of offence, prevalence across the provinces and territories, relationship to the perpetrator, weapon used and level of injury. It also presents information on trends over time.

    Release date: 2010-03-29

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X200900410929
    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 family (including spousal) homicides. The data are intended to respond to the needs of those who work in the criminal justice system as well as to inform researchers, policy analysts, academics, the media and the public on the nature and extent of homicide in Canada.

    Release date: 2009-10-28

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X200800910671
    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 family (including spousal) homicides. The data are intended to respond to the needs of those who work in the criminal justice system as well as to inform researchers, policy analysts, academics, the media and the public on the nature and extent of homicide in Canada.

    Release date: 2008-10-23

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X200800310566
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    This report analyzes police-reported data on crimes committed by youth aged 12 to 17 in Canada in 2006. An examination of trends in youth crime since the 1991 peak as well as more recent trends with particular reference to the period following the implementation of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) in 2003 is also presented.

    The report distinguishes between violent crime, property crime, 'other' Criminal Code offences and drug-related offences. Changes in the use of formal charges versus alternate means to handle youth accused of a crime following the introduction of the YCJA are also examined. Other topics discussed include youth crimes occurring at school, the presence of weapons in youth crime, and changes to youth court caseloads and youth correctional services after the implementation of the YCJA. Data from the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey (UCR) are presented within the context of both short and long term trends and at the national, provincial and territorial levels. The data are intended to respond to the needs of those who work in the criminal justice system as well as to inform researchers, policy analysts, academics, the media and the public on the nature and extent of youth crime in Canada.

    Release date: 2008-05-16

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X200800210518
    Geography: Province or territory, Census metropolitan area
    Description:

    This report is an examination of the use of firearms to commit violent crime in Canada. Detailed information is presented on the incidence and characteristics of overall firearm-related violent crime as well as among major violent crime categories, such as homicide, attempted murder, robbery, forcible confinement and assault. Geographic trends in firearm-related violent crime are analyzed at the national, provincial/territorial and census metropolitan area levels. Comparisons in firearm-related homicide between Canada and other select countries are also presented. Other key topics include the involvement of youth (12 to 17 years) in firearm-related violent crime and differences between court processing and sentencing outcomes for firearm and non-firearm violent cases. These data are intended to inform researchers, the media and the public on the nature and extent of firearm-related violent crime in Canada.

    Release date: 2008-02-20

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X200800110509
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Using administrative data, this Juristat is intended to provide a profile of female offenders in Canada. Police-reported data are used to present information on the nature and extent of crime among female youth and adults in 2005 and then examine trends in the rate of female youth and adults charged by police with violent and property offences from 1986 to 2005. Data are compared with crime rates among male youth and adults to illustrate differences in levels and patterns of offending. The report also examines the processing of female youth and adults through the courts and provides characteristics of adult females under federal and provincial/territorial corrections. Again, comparisons are drawn with court activity involving males and with adults males under correctional services.

    Release date: 2008-01-24

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X200700810358
    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 family (including spousal) homicides. The data are intended to respond to the needs of those who work in the criminal justice system as well as to inform researchers, policy analysts, academics, the media and the public on the nature and extent of homicide in Canada.

    Release date: 2007-10-17
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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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