Table 9
Homicides, by closest accused to victim relationship and gender, Canada, 2020


Table 9
Homicides, by closest accused to victim relationship and gender, Canada, 2020
Table summary
This table displays the results of Homicides. The information is grouped by Relationship type (victim killed by) (appearing as row headers), Closest accused to victim relationship, 2020, Average 2010 to 2019, Male victims and Female victims, calculated using number and percent units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Relationship typeTable 9 Note 1 (victim killed by) Closest accused to victim relationship
2020 Average 2010 to 2019
Male victims Female victims Male victims Female victims
number percentTable 9 Note 2 number percentTable 9 Note 2 number percentTable 9 Note 2 number percentTable 9 Note 2
Family relationship 74 22.3 71 50.4 61 19.9 87 59.6
Spousal relationshipTable 9 Note 3 12 3.6 36 25.5 11 3.6 51 34.9
Other family relationshipTable 9 Note 4 62 18.7 35 24.8 50 16.3 36 24.7
Intimate relationship (non-spousal)Table 9 Note 5 8 2.4 17 12.1 6 2.0 17 11.6
AcquaintanceTable 9 Note 6 149 44.9 31 22.0 140 45.6 27 18.5
Criminal relationshipTable 9 Note 7 31 9.3 6 4.3 37 12.1 5 3.4
Stranger 70 21.1 16 11.3 63 20.5 11 7.5
Unknown relationship 39 Note ...: not applicable 3 Note ...: not applicable 11 Note ...: not applicable 2 Note ...: not applicable
Total solved homicidesTable 9 Note 8 371 100.0 144 100.0 318 100.0 148 100.0
Unsolved homicides 197 Note ...: not applicable 27 Note ...: not applicable 118 Note ...: not applicable 15 Note ...: not applicable
Total homicidesTable 9 Note 9 568 Note ...: not applicable 171 Note ...: not applicable 435 Note ...: not applicable 163 Note ...: not applicable
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