Table 5
Homicides involving firearms, by type of firearm, Canada, 1998 to 2008

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Year Type of firearm
Handgun Rifle or shotgun Sawed-off rifle or shotgun Fully automatic firearm Firearm-like weapons1 Unknown type Total
number of victims percent of firearm homicides number of victims percent of firearm homicides number of victims percent of firearm homicides number of victims percent of firearm homicides number of victims percent of firearm homicides number of victims percent of firearm homicides number of victims Homicides involving firearms as a percent of total homicides
1998 70 46.4 51 33.8 14 9.3 12 7.9 0 0.0 4 2.6 151 27.1
1999 89 53.9 58 35.2 6 3.6 6 3.6 2 1.2 4 2.4 165 30.7
2000 107 58.2 58 31.5 11 6.0 4 2.2 0 0.0 4 2.2 184 33.7
2001 110 64.3 46 26.9 7 4.1 3 1.8 2 1.2 3 1.8 171 30.9
2002 98 64.5 40 26.3 6 3.9 3 2.0 0 0.0 5 3.3 152 26.1
2003 110 68.3 32 19.9 13 8.1 2 1.2 0 0.0 4 2.5 161 29.3
2004 112 64.7 37 21.4 15 8.7 2 1.2 0 0.0 7 4.0 173 27.7
2005 130 58.3 59 26.5 11 4.9 7 3.1 1 0.4 15 6.7 223 33.6
2006 110 57.9 37 19.5 25 13.2 2 1.1 2 1.1 14 7.4 190 31.4
2007r 126 67.0 32 17.0 17 9.0 2 1.1 1 0.5 10 5.3 188 31.6
2008 121 60.5 34 17.0 17 8.5 4 2.0 1 0.5 23 11.5 200 32.7
Average 1998 to 2007 106 60.4 45 25.6 13 7.1 4 2.4 1 0.5 7 4.0 176 30.2
1. Firearm-like weapons include nail gun, pellet gun, etc.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Homicide Survey.
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