Table 10
Youth (12 to 17 years) accused of homicide, Canada, 1998 to 2008

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Year Youth accused Rate per 100,000 youth population1 Total youth as percent of total accused
Male Female Total Male Female Total
number rate percent
1998 55 3 58 4.35 0.25 2.36 10.7
1999 37 9 46 2.92 0.75 1.86 9.2
2000 38 5 43 2.99 0.42 1.74 8.9
2001 27 5 32 2.11 0.41 1.28 6.2
2002 33 9 42 2.54 0.73 1.66 7.7
2003 52 10 62 3.96 0.80 2.43 11.3
2004 39 5 44 2.95 0.40 1.70 7.4
2005 62 10 72 4.64 0.79 2.76 11.1
2006 73 12 85 5.43 0.94 3.24 15.2
2007 66 8 74 4.93 0.63 2.83 13.9
2008 51 4 55 3.86 0.32 2.13 11.0
Average
1998 to 2007
48 8 56 3.68 0.61 2.19 10.2
1. Population estimates at July 1st provided by Statistics Canada, Demography Division. 1998 to 2000: final intercensal estimates; 2001 to 2005: final postcensal for 2006, updated postcensal for 2007 and preliminary postcensal for 2008.
Note: Figures in this table do not necessarily agree with figures from the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey where youth accused include a small number of accused under the age of 12.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Homicide Survey.
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