Table 8
Homicides by closest accused to victim relationship, Canada, 2016 and 2017


Table 8
Homicides by closest accused to victim relationship, Canada, 2016 and 2017
Table summary
This table displays the results of Homicides by closest accused to victim relationship. The information is grouped by Relationship type (victim killed by) (appearing as row headers), 2017, 2016 and Average 2007 to 2016, calculated using number of victims, percent and rate units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Relationship typeTable 8 Note 1 (victim killed by) 2017 2016Note r: revised Average 2007 to 2016
number of victims percentTable 8 Note 2 rateTable 8 Note 3 number of victims percentTable 8 Note 2 rateTable 8 Note 3 number of victims percentTable 8 Note 2
Family relationship 137 31.1 0.37 141 32.6 0.39 148 32.6
Spousal relationship 51 11.6 Note ...: not applicable 55 12.7 Note ...: not applicable 63 13.9
Legal husband/wife 16 3.6 Note ...: not applicable 23 5.3 Note ...: not applicable 23 5.0
Common-law husband/wife 21 4.8 Note ...: not applicable 23 5.3 Note ...: not applicable 26 5.6
Separated or divorced husband/wife 8 1.8 Note ...: not applicable 2 0.5 Note ...: not applicable 7 1.5
Separated common-law husband/wife 5 1.1 Note ...: not applicable 5 1.2 Note ...: not applicable 7 1.4
Same-sex spouseTable 8 Note 4 1 0.2 Note ...: not applicable 2 0.5 Note ...: not applicable 2 0.3
Other family relationshipTable 8 Note 5 86 19.5 Note ...: not applicable 86 19.9 Note ...: not applicable 85 18.7
Father or mother 21 4.8 Note ...: not applicable 18 4.2 Note ...: not applicable 25 5.5
Son or daughter 34 7.7 Note ...: not applicable 33 7.6 Note ...: not applicable 26 5.8
Sibling 6 1.4 Note ...: not applicable 10 2.3 Note ...: not applicable 10 2.2
Extended familyTable 8 Note 6 25 5.7 Note ...: not applicable 25 5.8 Note ...: not applicable 23 5.1
Intimate relationship (non-spousal)Table 8 Note 7 25 5.7 Note ...: not applicable 21 4.9 Note ...: not applicable 23 5.1
Acquaintance 143 32.4 0.39 171 39.6 0.47 165 36.4
Close friend 32 7.3 Note ...: not applicable 33 7.6 Note ...: not applicable 32 7.2
Neighbour 24 5.4 Note ...: not applicable 9 2.1 Note ...: not applicable 13 2.9
Authority or reverse authority figure 1 0.2 Note ...: not applicable 10 2.3 Note ...: not applicable 4 0.8
Business relationship 5 1.1 Note ...: not applicable 9 2.1 Note ...: not applicable 8 1.8
Casual acquaintance 81 18.4 Note ...: not applicable 110 25.5 Note ...: not applicable 108 23.8
Criminal relationshipTable 8 Note 8 59 13.4 0.16 40 9.3 0.11 44 9.7
Stranger 77 17.5 0.21 59 13.7 0.16 74 16.3
Unknown relationship 2 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 3 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 4 Note ...: not applicable
Total solved homicidesTable 8 Note 9 443 100.0 Note ...: not applicable 435 100.0 Note ...: not applicable 456 100.0
Unsolved homicides 217 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 177 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 123 Note ...: not applicable
Total homicides 660 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 612 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 578 Note ...: not applicable
Table 8 continued
Homicides by closest accused to victim relationship, Canada, 2016 and 2017
Table summary
This table displays the results of Homicides by closest accused to victim relationship. The information is grouped by Relationship type (victim killed by) (appearing as row headers), Intimate partner homicides, 2017, 2016 and Average 2007 to 2016, calculated using number of victims, percent and rate units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Relationship typeTable 8 Note 1 (victim killed by) Intimate partner homicides
2017 2016Note r: revised Average 2007 to 2016
number of victimsTable 8 Note 10 percentTable 8 Note 2 rateTable 8 Note 11 number of victimsTable 8 Note 10 percentTable 8 Note 2 rateTable 8 Note 11 number of victimsTable 8 Note 10 rateTable 8 Note 11
Intimate partner relationshipTable 8 Note 12 76 17.2 0.25 76 17.6 0.25 86 18.9
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