Table 8
Homicides, by closest accused to victim relationship, Canada, 2015 and 2016

Table 8
Homicides, by closest accused to victim relationship, Canada, 2015 and 2016
Table summary
This table displays the results of Homicides. The information is grouped by Relationship type (victim killed by) (appearing as row headers), 2016, 2015 and Average 2006 to 2015, calculated using number of victims, percent and rate units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Relationship typeTable 8 Note 1 (victim killed by) 2016 2015Note r: revised Average 2006 to 2015
number of victims percentTable 8 Note 2 rate number of victims percentTable 8 Note 2 rate number of victims percentTable 8 Note 2
Family relationship 134 33.2 0.37 170 35.2 0.47 150 32.9
Spousal relationship 52 12.9 Note ...: not applicable 64 13.3 Note ...: not applicable 65 14.4
Legal husband/wife 21 5.2 Note ...: not applicable 17 3.5 Note ...: not applicable 24 5.2
Common-law husband/wife 22 5.4 Note ...: not applicable 28 5.8 Note ...: not applicable 27 5.8
Separated or divorced husband/wife 2 0.5 Note ...: not applicable 3 0.6 Note ...: not applicable 8 1.6
Separated common-law husband/wife 5 1.2 Note ...: not applicable 15 3.1 Note ...: not applicable 7 1.4
Same-sex spouseTable 8 Note 3 2 0.5 Note ...: not applicable 1 0.2 Note ...: not applicable 1 0.3
Other family relationshipTable 8 Note 4 82 20.3 Note ...: not applicable 106 21.9 Note ...: not applicable 85 18.6
Father or mother 17 4.2 Note ...: not applicable 27 5.6 Note ...: not applicable 26 5.8
Son or daughter 33 8.2 Note ...: not applicable 28 5.8 Note ...: not applicable 24 5.4
Sibling 10 2.5 Note ...: not applicable 12 2.5 Note ...: not applicable 10 2.1
Extended familyTable 8 Note 5 22 5.4 Note ...: not applicable 39 8.1 Note ...: not applicable 24 5.3
Intimate relationship (non-spousal)Table 8 Note 6 20 5.0 Note ...: not applicable 21 4.3 Note ...: not applicable 23 4.9
Intimate partner relationship (Spousal and non-spousal intimate relationships)Table 8 Note 7 72 17.8 0.24 85 17.4 0.28 88 19.2
Acquaintance 158 39.1 0.44 169 35.0 0.47 162 35.5
Close friend 29 7.2 Note ...: not applicable 36 7.5 Note ...: not applicable 33 7.2
Neighbour 8 2.0 Note ...: not applicable 16 3.3 Note ...: not applicable 13 2.8
Authority figure 9 2.2 Note ...: not applicable 1 0.2 Note ...: not applicable 3 0.5
Business relationship (legal) 8 2.0 Note ...: not applicable 10 2.1 Note ...: not applicable 8 1.7
Casual acquaintance 104 25.7 Note ...: not applicable 106 21.9 Note ...: not applicable 106 23.3
Criminal relationshipTable 8 Note 8 34 8.4 0.09 58 12.0 0.16 46 10.1
Stranger 58 14.4 0.16 65 13.5 0.18 75 16.5
Unknown relationship 3 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 1 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 4 Note ...: not applicable
Total solved homicidesTable 8 Note 9 407 100.0 Note ...: not applicable 484 100.0 Note ...: not applicable 460 100.0
Unsolved homicides 204 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 125 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 118 Note ...: not applicable
Total homicides 611 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 609 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 578 Note ...: not applicable
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