Table 5
Homicides involving firearms, by type of firearm, Canada, 2000 to 2010

Table 5
Homicides involving firearms, by type of firearm, Canada, 2000 to 2010
Year Type of firearm
Handgun Rifle or shotgun Sawed-off rifle or shotgun Fully automatic firearm
number of victims percentNote 2 number of victims percentNote 2 number of victims percentNote 2 number of victims percentNote 2
2000 107 59.4 58 32.2 11 6.1 4 2.2
2001 110 65.5 46 27.4 7 4.2 3 1.8
2002 98 66.7 40 27.2 6 4.1 3 2.0
2003 110 70.1 32 20.4 13 8.3 2 1.3
2004 112 67.5 37 22.3 15 9.0 2 1.2
2005 130 62.5 59 28.4 11 5.3 7 3.4
2006 110 62.1 38 21.5 25 14.1 2 1.1
2007 126 70.8 32 18.0 17 9.6 2 1.1
2008 124 68.9 34 18.9 17 9.4 4 2.2
2009 113 68.9 30 18.3 14 8.5 6 3.7
2010 100 63.7 36 22.9 14 8.9 5 3.2
2. Percent of homicides involving a firearm.
Note: Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding. Estimates prior to 2010 may differ from previously published figures due to ongoing updates to the data files as new information becomes available.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Homicide Survey.
Table 5
Continued
Year Firearm-like weaponsNote 1 Unknown type Total
number of victims percentNote 2 number of victims percentNote 2 number of victims Homicides involving firearms as a percent of total homicidesNote 3
2000 0 0.0 4 184 34.2
2001 2 1.2 3 171 31.4
2002 0 0.0 5 152 27.1
2003 0 0.0 4 161 30.6
2004 0 0.0 7 173 28.3
2005 1 0.5 15 223 34.4
2006 2 1.1 13 190 32.0
2007 1 0.6 10 188 33.1
2008 1 0.6 20 200 33.7
2009 1 0.6 16 180 30.5
2010 2 1.3 13 170 31.8
… not applicable.
1. Firearm-like weapons include, for example, nail gun, pellet gun, etc.
2. Percent of homicides involving a firearm.
3. Incidents with an unknown cause of death were excluded from the total for the calculation of percentages.
Note: Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding. Estimates prior to 2010 may differ from previously published figures due to ongoing updates to the data files as new information becomes available.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Homicide Survey.
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