Table 1b
Homicide rates, by province or territory, 1981 to 2011

Table 1b
Homicide rates, by province or territory, 1981 to 2011
Table summary
This table displays the results of homicide rates. The information is grouped by year (appearing as row headers), n.l., p.e.i., n.s., n.b., que., ont., man., sask., alta, b.c., y.t., n.w.t., nvt., canada and percent change for canada from previous year, calculated using rate and percent units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Year N.L. P.E.I. N.S. N.B. Que. Ont. Man. Sask. Alta. B.C. Note 1 Y.T. N.W.T. Note 2 Nvt Canada Percent change for Canada from previous year
rate percent
1981 0.70 0.81 1.29 2.41 2.84 1.93 3.96 2.97 3.18 3.90 4.18 10.51 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period 2.61 8.12
1982 1.04 0.00 1.40 1.84 2.89 2.06 3.34 3.95 2.96 3.79 8.17 14.14 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period 2.66 1.71
1983 1.04 0.00 1.50 1.54 2.88 2.23 3.77 3.29 3.14 3.72 4.23 5.88 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period 2.69 1.24
1984 1.03 0.00 1.71 1.94 2.99 2.07 4.01 2.95 2.26 3.73 8.36 9.51 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period 2.60 -3.12
1985Note 3 0.86 0.78 2.94 1.93 3.29 2.08 2.40 2.73 2.62 3.80 24.63 18.38 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period 2.72 4.59
1986 0.69 0.00 1.69 1.65 2.33 1.47 4.31 2.53 2.63 2.96 12.26 25.60 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period 2.18 -19.98
1987 0.87 0.00 1.57 2.75 2.57 2.12 4.01 2.90 3.00 2.56 0.00 3.63 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period 2.43 11.69
1988 1.22 0.77 1.23 1.10 2.25 1.89 2.81 2.24 2.69 2.57 3.76 14.37 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period 2.15 -11.72
1989 0.87 0.77 1.77 2.45 3.10 1.73 3.90 2.16 2.69 2.69 7.38 12.27 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period 2.41 12.03
1990 0.00 0.77 0.99 1.62 2.63 1.77 3.53 3.57 2.91 3.34 3.60 20.37 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period 2.38 -1.05
1991 1.73 1.53 2.29 2.28 2.56 2.35 3.79 2.09 3.24 3.79 0.00 4.92 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period 2.69 12.88
1992 0.34 0.00 2.28 1.47 2.34 2.29 2.61 3.19 3.49 3.52 6.64 20.86 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period 2.58 -4.07
1993 1.21 1.51 2.06 1.47 2.22 1.80 2.77 2.98 1.84 3.36 0.00 11.04 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period 2.19 -15.28
1994 0.70 0.75 2.05 2.00 1.75 1.77 2.58 2.38 2.44 3.07 10.10 6.15 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period 2.06 -5.98
1995 0.88 0.74 1.83 1.86 1.87 1.65 2.39 2.07 2.19 3.18 13.14 4.52 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period 2.01 -2.36
1996 1.25 0.74 1.93 1.20 2.13 1.69 3.97 3.14 1.91 3.23 0.00 5.93 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period 2.14 6.87
1997 1.27 0.00 2.57 1.06 1.81 1.59 2.73 2.46 2.16 2.94 3.15 4.44 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period 1.96 -8.63
1998 1.30 0.74 2.58 0.67 1.88 1.37 2.90 3.24 2.21 2.26 9.63 7.44 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period 1.85 -5.57
1999 0.37 0.73 1.39 1.20 1.87 1.41 2.28 1.28 2.07 2.74 3.25 2.46 7.46 1.77 -4.37
2000 1.14 2.20 1.61 1.33 2.04 1.34 2.61 2.58 1.96 2.10 6.57 2.47 10.91 1.78 0.54
2001 0.19 1.46 0.97 1.07 1.89 1.43 2.95 2.70 2.29 2.06 3.32 9.79 10.66 1.78 0.20
2002 0.38 0.73 0.96 1.20 1.59 1.47 3.11 2.71 2.24 3.07 0.00 9.60 6.94 1.86 4.12
2003 0.96 0.73 0.85 1.07 1.32 1.45 3.69 4.11 2.01 2.28 3.23 9.40 10.23 1.74 -6.52
2004 0.39 0.00 1.49 0.93 1.47 1.51 4.26 3.91 2.65 2.72 22.24 9.24 13.40 1.95 12.59
2005 2.14 0.00 2.13 1.20 1.32 1.75 4.16 4.33 3.25 2.41 3.13 0.00 6.59 2.06 5.25
2006 1.37 0.73 1.71 0.94 1.22 1.55 3.29 4.23 2.78 2.55 0.00 0.00 6.49 1.86 -9.53
2007 0.59 0.00 1.39 1.07 1.17 1.58 5.11 3.00 2.51 2.04 6.14 4.59 22.38 1.80 -3.03
2008 0.99 1.43 1.28 0.40 1.19 1.36 4.48 2.96 3.06 2.67 9.06 6.87 12.65 1.83 1.66
2009 0.20 0.00 1.60 1.60 1.12 1.36 4.68 3.50 2.59 2.65 5.94 4.58 18.61 1.81 -1.38
2010 0.78 0.00 2.22 1.20 1.06 1.43 3.65 3.26 2.07 1.83 2.89 2.28 18.27 1.62 -10.24
2011 0.78 0.69 2.33 1.06 1.32 1.20 4.24 3.59 2.88 1.90 0.00 6.87 21.01 1.73 6.83
.. not available for a specific reference period
1. As a result of investigations in Port Coquitlam, B.C., there were 5 homicides reported in 2007, 5 reported in 2004, 7 reported in 2003 and 15 included in 2002 that occurred in previous years.
2. Includes Nunavut prior to 1999.
3. Excludes 329 victims in the Air India incident.
Note: There is a small number of homicides included in a given year's total that occurred in previous years. Homicides are counted according to the year in which they become known to police.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Homicide Survey.
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