Table 11
Victims of homicide, by victim age group and sex, and incident characteristic, Canada, 2007 to 2017

Table 11
Victims of homicide, by victim age group and sex, and incident characteristic, Canada, 2007 to 2017
Table summary
This table displays the results of Victims of homicide. The information is grouped by Incident characteristic (appearing as row headers), Victim age group and sex, 24 and younger, 25 and older, 11 and younger, 12 to 17, 18 to 24, Total, Female and Male, calculated using percent units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Incident characteristic Victim age group and sex
24 and younger 25 and older
11 and younger 12 to 17 18 to 24 TotalTable 11 Note 1
Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male
percent
Cause of death
Stabbing 13 10 25 41 34 36 26 34 34 34
Beating 28 37 20 11 20 11 22 14 20 23
Strangulation, suffocation or drowning 28 18 23 2 19 1 22 3 17 3
Shooting 7 6 19 40 21 48 17 42 22 34
Shaken Baby Syndrome 12 10 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 4 1 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Fire 3 6 1 2 1 1 2 2 3 2
Poisoning or lethal injection 3 5 5 3 1 0.3 3 1 1 1
OtherTable 11 Note 2 6 9 7 2 4 2 5 3 2 2
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Type of motiveTable 11 Note 3
Frustration, anger or despair 64 70 27 14 18 6 33 15 29 11
Argument or quarrel 2 5 19 32 38 38 24 33 29 38
Jealousy 6 4 8 5 14 4 11 4 12 4
Sexual violenceTable 11 Note 4 3 0 21 0 8 0.2 9 0.2 5 0.3
Settling of accountsTable 11 Note 5 0 1 1 20 8 28 4 24 3 19
Revenge 3 5 4 7 1 9 2 8 3 6
Financial gain 0 0 0 5 2 8 1 6 5 10
ConcealmentTable 11 Note 6 5 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.2 0.04
OtherTable 11 Note 7 2 5 9 1 3 2 4 2 4 3
No apparent motiveTable 11 Note 8 16 7 12 16 8 6 11 7 9 8
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
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