Table 3
Gang-related homicides, by region, 1999 to 2009

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Table 3A
Number of gang-related homicides, by region, 1999 to 2009
Year Atlantic Quebec Ontario Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia Territories Canada Victims of
gang-related homicides
as a percent
of all homicides
number percent
1999 0 30 5 1 0 4 5 0 45 8.4
2000 4 38 11 3 1 5 10 0 72 13.2
2001 0 23 19 4 1 4 10 0 61 11.0
2002 0 7 19 4 0 9 7 0 46 7.9
2003 1 15 38 6 4 8 12 0 84 15.3
2004 0 18 17 5 4 15 16 0 75 12.0
2005 1 24 31 5 5 23 16 0 105 15.8
2006 1 23 27 7 9 22 13 0 102 16.8
2007 2 22 29 11 9 20 24 1 118 19.9
2008 1 21 31 14 2 35 34 0 138 22.6
2009 5 21 34 12 4 13 35 0 124 20.3

 

Table 3B
Rate of gang-related homicides, by region, 1999 to 2009
Year Atlantic Quebec Ontario Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia Territories Canada
rate1
1999 0.00 0.41 0.04 0.09 0.00 0.14 0.12 0.00 0.15
2000 0.17 0.52 0.09 0.26 0.10 0.17 0.25 0.00 0.23
2001 0.00 0.31 0.16 0.35 0.10 0.13 0.25 0.00 0.20
2002 0.00 0.09 0.16 0.35 0.00 0.29 0.17 0.00 0.15
2003 0.04 0.20 0.31 0.52 0.40 0.25 0.29 0.00 0.27
2004 0.00 0.24 0.14 0.43 0.40 0.46 0.39 0.00 0.23
2005 0.04 0.32 0.25 0.42 0.50 0.69 0.38 0.00 0.33
2006 0.04 0.30 0.21 0.59 0.91 0.64 0.31 0.00 0.31
2007 0.09 0.29 0.23 0.92 0.90 0.57 0.56 0.93 0.36
2008 0.04 0.27 0.24 1.16 0.20 0.97 0.78 0.00 0.41
2009 0.21 0.27 0.26 0.98 0.39 0.35 0.79 0.00 0.37

1. Rates are calculated per 100,000 population.
Note: Previous to 2005, police were asked if the homicide was "gang-related". Beginning in 2005, the question was amended to give police the option of specifying whether the homicide was: (a) confirmed as gang-related or (b) "suspected" as being gang-related. While it is unknown if "suspected" gang-related incidents were included in these numbers prior to 2005, indications from police officers are that they would have been in the majority of cases.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Homicide Survey.

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