Table 5
Firearm-related violent crime for selected offences by census metropolitan area,1 2006
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Census metropolitan area (CMA)

Firearm-related homicide2 Firearm-related attempted murder3 Firearm-related robbery4 Total frearm-related violent crime3
Number Rate5 % of all homicides Number Rate5,6 % of all attempted murders Number Rate5 % of all robberies Number Rate5,6 % of total violent crime
500,000+ population
Toronto7 34 0.6 34.3 103 2.1 63.6 995 18.4 15.8 1,993 40.4 4.1
Montreal 25 0.7 48.1 36 1 23.5 645 17.4 11.6 1,291 34.9 3.1
Vancouver8 15 0.7 27.3 10 1 47.6 408 18.7 12.3 455 45.3 3.3
Calgary 6 0.5 23.1 9 0.8 64.3 133 12 11.2 388 35.2 3.9
Edmonton 15 1.4 38.5 6 0.6 50 168 15.9 11.3 306 28.9 2.9
Ottawa9 8 0.9 50 11 1.2 47.8 138 15.6 16.9 226 25.5 3.6
Québec 0 0 0 3 0.4 16.7 67 9.2 14.9 132 18.2 1.9
Winnipeg 7 1 31.8 4 0.6 36.4 123 16.9 6.2 315 43.9 2.8
Hamilton7 3 0.4 42.9 1 0.2 50 111 15.8 14.6 94 18.1 2
100,000 to less than 500,000 population
Kitchener 1 0.2 50 3 0.6 37.5 24 4.9 6.5 75 15.3 1.8
London 0 0 0 9 1.9 60 55 11.6 13.2 122 25.8 2.8
St. Catharines-Niagara 1 0.2 25 2 0.5 33.3 60 13.8 16.1 123 28.3 3.7
Halifax 3 0.8 50 2 0.5 8 116 30.4 18 141 36.9 2.4
Oshawa10 0 0 0 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Victoria 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 4.4 5.9 34 10 0.9
Windsor 2 0.6 40 4 1.3 50 16 4.8 6.9 57 18.9 1.8
Gatineau11 2 0.7 22.2 2 0.7 50 24 8.3 12.2 79 27.2 2.1
Saskatoon 2 0.8 25 2 0.8 25 39 15.9 6 80 33.1 1.7
Regina 2 1 22.2 4 2 28.6 35 17.5 6.6 78 38.9 2.2
St. John's 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 5.5 10.4 14 7.8 0.8
Abbotsford12 2 1.2 66.7 .. .. .. 25 15.2 16.6 .. .. ..
Greater Sudbury 0 0 0 4 2.5 57.1 13 8 10.8 34 21 2
Kingston 1 0.7 50 0 0 0 8 5.2 14 18 11.7 1.1
Sherbrooke 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3.4 5 6 4.1 0.4
Trois-Rivières 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.7 1.6 4 2.7 0.3
Saguenay 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.7 3.7 16 11 1.1
Thunder Bay 1 0.8 50 0 0 0 4 3.2 2.9 13 10.6 0.6
Saint John12 0 0 0 .. .. .. 5 5.1 6.2 .. .. ..
Canada 190 0.6 31.4 276 0.9 36 3,671 11.3 12 8,105 27.5 2.4

.. not available for a specific reference period
1. A census metropolitan area (CMA) refers to a large urban core (at least 100,000 population) combined with adjacent urban and rural areas that have a high degree of economic and social integration. A CMA usually comprises more than one police service.
2. Homicide data reflect victim counts from the Homicide Survey representing 100% of the national volume of homicides.
3. Attempted murder and total violent crime data reflect victim counts from the UCR2 Survey representing 90% of the population of Canada.
4. Robbery data reflect incident counts from the UCR Aggregate Survey representing 100% of the national volume of robberies. Total firearm-related robbery counts presented in Tables 1 and 3 represent victim counts from the UCR2 Survey whereas Tables 2, 4 and 5 represent incident counts from the UCR Aggregate Survey. Victim counts are greater thar incident counts as there can be multiple victims associated with the same incident.
5. Rates are calculated per 100,000 population.
6. For attempted murder and total violent crime, populations have been adjusted to include only those police services reporting to the UCR2 Survey. Rates reflect at least 85% coverage for all CMAs other than Vancouver.
7. Excludes data from the Halton Regional Police Service and the Durham Regional Police Service due to the incongruity between the police service jurisdictional boundaries and the CMA boundaries.
8. Data for attempted murder and total violent crime in Vancouver represent 46% of the population and include the following police services: Vancouver, Richmond, Delta, New Westminster, West Vancouver and Port Moody. Data for homicide and robbery represent 100% coverage.
9. Ottawa refers to the Ontario part of the Ottawa-Gatineau CMA.
10. Firearm-related data are only available for homicide.
11. Gatineau refers to the Quebec part of the Ottawa-Gatineau CMA.
12. Firearm-related data are only available for homicide and robbery.

Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Homicide Survey and Uniform Crime Reporting (Aggregate and UCR2) Survey.