Child and youth victims (0 to 17 years) of family-related homicides, by age group of the victim and cause of death, Canada, 2000 to 2010
|Cause of death||Victim's age group||Total|
|Less than 1 year||1 to 3 years||4 to 6 years||7 to 11 years||12 to 17 years|
|Strangulation, suffocation or drowning||25||25||19||19||8||19||9||24||16||23||77||22|
|Shaken Baby SyndromeNote 1||32||31||13||13||Note …: not applicable||Note …: not applicable||Note …: not applicable||Note …: not applicable||Note …: not applicable||Note …: not applicable||45||13|
|Poisoning or lethal injection||0||0||3||3||8||19||2||5||4||6||17||5|
|Fire (smoke inhalation, burns)||0||0||2||2||0||0||1||3||2||3||5||1|
… not applicable
1. 'Shaken Baby Syndrome' refers to homicides committed against a baby (under the age of three years) where the primary cause of death resulted from being shaken, tossed or thrown.
2. Includes causes of death not otherwise stated. Examples include exposure/hypothermia, deaths caused by motor vehicles, starvation, heat, etc.
Note: Family-related homicides refers to homicides committed by parents, siblings, extended family members, and spouses. Excludes homicides where the age and/or sex of the victim was unknown. Excludes spousal victims under the age of 15 years. Percentages exclude homicides in which the cause of death was reported by police as unknown. Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Homicide Survey.
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