Table 1.5
Victims of family and non-family homicides, by province and territory, 2000 to 2010

Table 1.5
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
Nova Scotia 29 2.8 83 8.1 112 10.9
New Brunswick 35 4.2 44 5.3 79 9.6
Quebec 339 4.1 512 6.1 851 10.2
Ontario 524 3.8 1,046 7.6 1,570 11.4
Manitoba 131 10.1 310 23.8 441 33.9
Saskatchewan 112 10.1 213 19.2 325 29.4
Alberta 245 6.6 434 11.8 679 18.4
British Columbia 236 5.1 491 10.5 727 15.6
Yukon 6 17.1 10 28.5 16 45.5
Northwest Territories 10 21.3 15 31.9 25 53.2
Nunavut 20 60.1 19 57.1 39 117.1
Canada 1,708 4.8 3,206 9.0 4,914 13.8
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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