Table 3
Homicides involving firearms, by type of firearm, Canada, 2001 to 2011

Table 3
Homicides involving firearms, by type of firearm, Canada, 2001 to 2011
Table summary
This table displays the results of homicides involving firearms. The information is grouped by year (appearing as row headers), type of firearm, handgun, rifle or shotgun, sawed-off rifle or shotgun and fully automatic firearm, calculated using number of victims and percent units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Year Type of firearm
Handgun Rifle or shotgun Sawed-off rifle or shotgun Fully automatic firearm
number of victims percentNote 2 number of victims percentNote 2 number of victims percentNote 2 number of victims percentNote 2
2001 110 65.5 46 27.4 7 4.2 3 1.8
2002 98 66.7 40 27.2 6 4.1 3 2.0
2003 110 70.1 32 20.4 13 8.3 2 1.3
2004 112 67.5 37 22.3 15 9.0 2 1.2
2005 130 62.5 59 28.4 11 5.3 7 3.4
2006 110 62.2 38 21.5 25 14.1 2 1.1
2007Note r: revised 126 70.8 32 18.0 17 9.6 2 1.1
2008Note r: revised 124 68.5 35 19.3 17 9.4 4 2.2
2009Note r: revised 113 68.1 32 19.3 14 8.4 6 3.6
2010Note r: revised 101 63.9 36 22.8 14 8.9 5 3.2
2011 94 65.7 30 21.0 15 10.5 2 1.4
r revised
1. Firearm-like weapons include, for example, nail gun, pellet gun, etc.
2. Percent of homicides involving a firearm (excluding homicides where type of firearm is unknown).
3. Incidents with an unknown cause of death were excluded from the total for the calculation of percentages.
Note: Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding. Estimates prior to 2011 may differ from previously published figures due to ongoing updates to the data files as new information becomes available.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Homicide Survey.


Table 3 (continued)
Homicides involving firearms, by type of firearm, Canada, 2001 to 2011
Table summary
This table displays the results of homicides involving firearms. The information is grouped by year (appearing as row headers), type of firearm, firearm-like weapons, unknown and total, calculated using number of victims, percent and homicides involving firearms as a percent of total homicides units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Year Type of firearm
Firearm-like weaponsTable 3 continued, Note 1 Unknown Total
number of victims percentTable 3 continued, Note 2 number of victims percentTable 3 continued, Note 2 number of victims Homicides involving firearms as a percent of total homicidesTable 3 continued, Note 3
2001 2 1.2 3 Note ...: not applicable 171 31.4
2002 0 0.0 5 Note ...: not applicable 152 27.1
2003 0 0.0 4 Note ...: not applicable 161 30.6
2004 0 0.0 7 Note ...: not applicable 173 28.3
2005 1 0.5 15 Note ...: not applicable 223 34.4
2006 2 1.1 13 Note ...: not applicable 190 32.0
2007Note r: revised 1 0.6 10 Note ...: not applicable 188 32.9
2008Note r: revised 1 0.6 20 Note ...: not applicable 201 33.7
2009Note r: revised 1 0.6 16 Note ...: not applicable 182 30.5
2010Note r: revised 2 1.3 13 Note ...: not applicable 171 32.0
2011 2 1.4 15 Note ...: not applicable 158 27.4
… not applicable
r revised
1. Firearm-like weapons include, for example, nail gun, pellet gun, etc.
2. Percent of homicides involving a firearm (excluding homicides where type of firearm is unknown).
3. Incidents with an unknown cause of death were excluded from the total for the calculation of percentages.
Note: Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding. Estimates prior to 2011 may differ from previously published figures due to ongoing updates to the data files as new information becomes available.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Homicide Survey.
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