Table 4
Persons accused of homicide, by gender-related criterion and accused characteristic, Canada, 2011 to 2021


Table 4
Persons accused of homicide, by gender-related criterion and accused characteristic, Canada, 2011 to 2021
Table summary
This table displays the results of Persons accused of homicide. The information is grouped by Accused characteristic (appearing as row headers), Gender-related homicides of women and girls and Non-gender-related homicides, calculated using number and percent units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Accused characteristic Gender-related homicides of women and girlsTable 4 Note 1 Non-gender-related homicides
number percent number percent
Accused gender
Male 1,077 100 3,311 86
Female Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 557 14
Total 1,077 100 3,868 100
Criminal historyTable 4 Note 2
No criminal record 561 52 1,342 35
Violent offencesTable 4 Note 3 354 33 1,750 46
Property offencesTable 4 Note 4 95 9 654 17
Other offencesTable 4 Note 5 180 17 972 25
Unknown 4 Note ...: not applicable 33 Note ...: not applicable
Total 1,077 100 3,868 100
Mental or developmental disorder
No mental or developmental disorder 651 68 2,673 81
Suspected or known mental or developmental disorderTable 4 Note 6 303 32 627 19
Unknown 123 Note ...: not applicable 568 Note ...: not applicable
Total 1,077 100 3,868 100
Clearance status
Cleared by charge 839 78 3,687 95
Cleared otherwise 238 22 181 5
Total 1,077 100 3,868 100
Charge laid or recommendedTable 4 Note 7
First degree murder 319 38 1,024 28
Second degree murder 447 53 2,018 55
Manslaughter 72 9 642 17
Infanticide 0 0 2 Note 0s value rounded to 0 (zero) where there is a meaningful distinction between true zero and the value that was rounded
Unknown 1 Note ...: not applicable 1 Note ...: not applicable
Total 839 100 3,687 100
Accused suicide
No suicide 854 79 3,759 97
Died by suicide 223 21 109 3
Total 1,077 100 3,868 100
Date modified: