Table 4
Homicides involving firearms, by type of firearm, Canada, 1999 to 2009

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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
1999 89 55.3 58 36.0 6 3.7 6 3.7 2 1.2 4 ... 165 30.9
2000 107 59.4 58 32.2 11 6.1 4 2.2 0 0.0 4 ... 184 33.9
2001 110 65.5 46 27.4 7 4.2 3 1.8 2 1.2 3 ... 171 31.1
2002 98 66.7 40 27.2 6 4.1 3 2.0 0 0.0 5 ... 152 26.3
2003 110 70.1 32 20.4 13 8.3 2 1.3 0 0.0 4 ... 161 29.5
2004 112 67.5 37 22.3 15 9.0 2 1.2 0 0.0 7 ... 173 28.0
2005 130 62.5 59 28.4 11 5.3 7 3.4 1 0.5 15 ... 223 34.4
2006 110 62.1 38 21.5 25 14.1 2 1.1 2 1.1 13 ... 190 32.0
2007 126 70.8 32 18.0 17 9.6 2 1.1 1 0.6 10 ... 188 32.2
2008r 123 68.7 34 19.0 17 9.5 4 2.2 1 0.6 21 ... 200 33.9
2009 112 69.1 29 17.9 14 8.6 6 3.7 1 0.6 17 ... 179 30.2
r revised
... not applicable.
1. Firearm-like weapons include nail gun, pellet gun, etc.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Homicide Survey.
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