Table 6
Methods used to commit homicide, Canada, 1999 to 2009

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Table 6
Year Shooting Stabbing Beating Strangulation or
suffocation
Vehicle Fire
(smoke inhalation, burns)
number of victims percent number of victims percent number of victims percent number of victims percent number of victims percent number of victims percent
1999 165 31.3 143 27.1 125 23.7 55 10.4 12 2.3 11 2.1
2000 184 34.2 149 27.7 129 24.0 40 7.4 13 2.4 5 0.9
2001 171 31.4 171 31.4 122 22.4 47 8.6 5 0.9 8 1.5
2002 152 27.1 182 32.5 126 22.5 67 12.0 7 1.3 9 1.6
2003 161 30.6 142 26.9 121 23.0 65 12.3 6 1.1 12 2.3
2004 173 28.3 205 33.6 137 22.4 63 10.3 6 1.0 13 2.1
2005 223 34.4 198 30.6 144 22.2 47 7.3 4 0.6 10 1.5
2006 190 32.0 210 35.4 119 20.1 48 8.1 9 1.5 12 2.0
2007 188 33.1 190 33.5 116 20.4 51 9.0 15 2.6 4 0.7
2008r 200 33.7 200 33.7 122 20.5 45 7.6 9 1.5 7 1.2
2009 179 30.4 210 35.7 116 19.7 43 7.3 13 2.2 12 2.0

 

Table 6 (continued)
Year Poisoning Shaken baby syndrome Other1 Unknown Total
number of victims percent number of victims percent number of victims percent number of victims percent number of victims percent
1999 5 0.9 7 1.3 5 0.9 10 ... 538 100
2000 4 0.7 12 2.2 2 0.4 8 ... 546 100
2001 8 1.5 8 1.5 5 0.9 8 ... 553 100
2002 3 0.5 8 1.4 6 1.1 22 ... 582 100
2003 6 1.1 8 1.5 6 1.1 22 ... 549 100
2004 8 1.3 5 0.8 1 0.2 13 ... 624 100
2005 7 1.1 12 1.9 3 0.5 15 ... 663 100
2006 1 0.2 3 0.5 1 0.2 13 ... 606 100
2007 0 0.0 2 0.4 2 0.4 26 ... 594 100
2008r 5 0.8 3 0.5 3 0.5 17 ... 611 100
2009 9 1.5 4 0.7 2 0.3 22 ... 610 100

r revised
… not applicable.
1. Other includes exposure/hypothermia, starvation/dehydration, and other methods.
Note: Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Homicide Survey.

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