Victims of family and non-family homicides, by province and territory, 2000 to 2010
|Province and territory||Victims of family homicideNote 1||Victims of non-family homicideNote 2||Total|
|number||rateNote 3||number||rateNote 3||number||rateNote 3|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||18||3.2||23||4.1||41||7.2|
|Prince Edward Island||3||2.0||6||3.9||9||5.9|
1. Family homicide refers to homicide committed by spouses (legally married, separated, divorced, common-law partners), parents, children, siblings, and extended family. Spousal victims include those aged 15 years and older. All other family relationships include victims of all ages.
2. Non-family homicide refers to homicide committed by dating partners, friends, casual acquaintances, business associates, criminal associates, authority figures, and strangers. Includes victims of all ages.
3. Rates are calculated on the basis of 1,000,000 population. Populations based upon July 1st estimates from Statistics Canada, Demography Division.
Note: Excludes incidents where the sex and/or age of victim was unknown and where the relationship between the victim and the accused was unknown. Totals do not match the information presented in Table 1.2 due to the exclusion of unknown relationships and data suppression.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Homicide Survey.
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