Table 2
Homicides, by census metropolitan area, 2009 and 2010

Table 2
Homicides, by census metropolitan area, 2009 and 2010
Census
metropolitan area (CMA)Note 1
2010 2009 2000 to 2009
number of victims rateNote 2 number of victims rateNote 2 Average number of victims rateNote 2
Thunder Bay 5 4.17 6 5.00 2 1.53
Saskatoon 10 3.66 6 2.26 7 2.80
Regina 8 3.66 4 1.87 7 3.65
Winnipeg 22 2.82 32 4.16 25 3.49
Halifax 11 2.73 12 3.02 7 1.86
Edmonton 32 2.71 30 2.58 32 3.01
Greater Sudbury 4 2.43 4 2.43 2 1.42
Abbotsford–MissionNote 3 4 2.28 9 5.20 5 3.07
MonctonNote 4 3 2.20 2 1.49 1 0.95
Saint John 2 1.94 0 0.00 1 0.81
KingstonNote 3 3 1.87 4 2.52 3 1.65
London 9 1.83 3 0.61 6 1.17
KelownaNote 4 3 1.68 3 1.68 4 2.17
Hamilton 12 1.66 9 1.26 10 1.42
PeterboroughNote 4 2 1.65 1 0.83 1 0.62
Oshawa 6 1.51 3 0.75 3 0.77
Vancouver 36 1.50 61 2.61 54 2.50
Toronto 80 1.40 90 1.61 95 1.81
Victoria 5 1.39 3 0.85 4 1.27
OttawaNote 5 13 1.38 10 1.08 10 1.16
Montréal 49 1.27 44 1.15 59 1.62
Calgary 15 1.20 24 1.96 22 2.05
St. John's 2 1.07 0 0.00 1 0.73
BarrieNote 4 2 1.01 1 0.51 2 1.03
St. Catharines–Niagara 4 0.90 5 1.13 6 1.43
Québec 6 0.80 2 0.27 5 0.71
Kitchener–Cambridge–Waterloo 4 0.76 4 0.77 5 0.99
BrantfordNote 4 1 0.72 2 1.44 2 1.27
Sherbrooke 1 0.53 1 0.54 1 0.56
GatineauNote 6 1 0.33 2 0.66 3 1.20
Saguenay 0 0.00 5 3.45 2 1.00
Windsor 0 0.00 5 1.51 6 1.67
Trois–Rivières 0 0.00 3 2.02 2 1.10
GuelphNote 4 0 0.00 1 0.81 1 0.82
CMA total 355 1.50 391 1.68 394 1.81
Non-CMA total 199 1.90 219 2.10 200 1.92
Canada 554 1.62 610 1.81 594 1.85
1. A census metropolitan area (CMA) consists of one or more neighbouring municipalities situated around an urban core. A CMA must have a total population of at least 100,000 of which 50,000 or more live in the urban core. To be included in the CMA, other adjacent municipalities must have a high degree of integration with the urban core, as measured by commuting flows derived from census data. A CMA typically comprises more than one police service.
2. Rates are calculated per 100,000 population. Population estimates at July 1st 2010 provided by Statistics Canada, Demography Division. Estimates are final intercensal from 2000 to 2006, final postcensal for 2007, updated postcensal for 2008 and 2009 and preliminary postcensal for 2010.
3. Abbotsford–Mission and Kingston became CMAs in 2001. Average number and rate are calculated from 2001 to 2009.
4. Moncton, Kelowna, Peterborough, Barrie, Brantford and Guelph became CMAs in 2006. Average number and rate are calculated from 2006 to 2009.
5. Ottawa refers to the Ontario part of the Ottawa–Gatineau CMA.
6. Gatineau refers to the Quebec part of the Ottawa–Gatineau CMA.
Note: Due to rounding, the sum of the averages may not add up to the total.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Homicide Survey.
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