Solved homicides by accused-victim relationship, Canada, 2010
|Relationship typeNote 1
(victims killed by)
|2010||2009||2000 to 2009|
|number of victims||percent||number of victims||percent||Average number of victims||percent|
|Separated or divorced husband/wife||5||1.2||6||1.3||14||3.2|
|Separated common-law husband/wifeNote 2||8||1.9||10||2.2||7||1.5|
|Same-sex spouseNote 3||2||0.5||1||0.2||1||0.1|
|Other family relationship||75||18.1||87||19.1||83||18.3|
|Father or motherNote 4||25||6.0||34||7.5||31||6.8|
|Son or daughterNote 4||21||5.1||19||4.2||21||4.5|
|Extended familyNote 5||16||3.9||25||5.5||22||4.9|
|Total family relationship||140||33.8||152||33.3||160||35.3|
|Boyfriend or girlfriendNote 6||24||5.8||23||5.0||19||4.2|
|Business relationship (legal)||3||0.7||8||1.8||8||1.8|
|Total acquaintance relationship||166||40.1||176||38.6||172||37.8|
|Criminal relationshipNote 7||36||8.7||45||9.9||49||10.8|
|Total solved homicides||416||100.0||457||100.0||458||100.0|
… not applicable
1. Includes solved homicides with a known accused. If there were more than one accused, only the closest relationship to the victim was recorded.
2. Separated common-law husband and separated common-law wife were not introduced to the survey until 2005; therefore the average number and percent are calculated from 2005 to 2009.
3. Includes current and former same-sex spouses.
4. Includes biological, adopted, step and foster relationships.
5. Includes nieces, nephews, grandchildren, uncles, aunts, cousins, in-laws, etc. related by blood, marriage (including common-law) or adoption.
6. Includes current and former dating relationships, same-sex dating relationships as well as other intimate relationships.
7. Includes, for example, prostitutes, drug dealers and their clients, loan sharks, and gang members. It should be noted that some gang-related homicides may have been scored as "acquaintance".
Note: 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.