Table 3
Victims of homicide, by gender-related criterion and incident characteristic, Canada, 2011 to 2021


Table 3
Victims of homicide, by gender-related criterion and incident characteristic, Canada, 2011 to 2021
Table summary
This table displays the results of Victims of homicide. The information is grouped by Incident characteristic (appearing as row headers), Gender-related homicide of women and girls and Non-gender-related homicides, calculated using number and percent units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Incident characteristic Gender-related homicides of women and girlsTable 3 Note 1 Non-gender-related homicides
number percent number percent
Victim gender
Women and girls 1,125 100 720 12
Men and boys Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 5,104 88
Total 1,125 100 5,824 100
Incident location
Residential locationTable 3 Note 2 978 87 3,249 56
Open areaTable 3 Note 3 102 9 1,824 32
OtherTable 3 Note 4 41 4 689 12
Unknown 4 Note ...: not applicable 62 Note ...: not applicable
Total 1,125 100 5,824 100
Primary method to cause death
Shooting 246 23 2,121 38
Stabbing 370 34 1,849 33
Beating or blows 223 21 1,068 19
Strangulation, suffocation, drowning 183 17 222 4
OtherTable 3 Note 5 63 6 379 7
Unknown 40 Note ...: not applicable 185 Note ...: not applicable
Total 1,125 100 5,824 100
Apparent motives
No apparent motive 100 10 540 11
Argument or quarrel 308 30 1,691 34
Financial gain or settling of accounts or debts 32 3 1,106 22
Jealousy or envy 148 14 163 3
Frustration, anger, despair 331 32 593 12
Revenge 26 2 326 7
Other motivesTable 3 Note 6 96 9 534 11
Unknown 84 Note ...: not applicable 871 Note ...: not applicable
Total 1,125 100 5,824 100
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