Table 4
Firearm-related and gang-related homicides, selected census metropolitan areas, 2011

Table 4
Firearm-related and gang-related homicides, selected census metropolitan areas, 2011
Table summary
This table displays the results of firearm-related and gang-related homicides. The information is grouped by census metropolitan area (appearing as row headers), firearm-related homicides, 2011 and 2001 to 2010, calculated using number, rate, percent of total homicides and annual average rate units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Census metropolitan
areaNote 1
Firearm-related homicides
2011 2001 to 2010
number rateNote 2 percent of total homicidesNote 3 number annual average rateNote 2 percent of total homicidesNote 3
Toronto 35 0.61 40.7 445 0.84 47.5
Montréal 19 0.48 35.8 208 0.56 37.1
Vancouver 15 0.62 38.5 213 0.96 43.9
OttawaNote 4 3 0.32 27.3 27 0.30 27.8
Calgary 3 0.24 23.1 56 0.50 25.8
Edmonton 13 1.08 27.7 99 0.93 31.1
Winnipeg 8 1.04 20.5 59 0.82 23.6
Québec 0 0.00 0.0 2 0.03 4.7
Hamilton 0 0.00 0.0 16 0.23 16.3
Kitchener–Cambridge–Waterloo 0 0.00 0.0 5 0.10 11.6
Halifax 7 1.72 38.9 26 0.68 35.6
1. A census metropolitan area (CMA) consists of one or more neighbouring municipalities situated around an urban core. A CMA must have a total population of at least 100,000 of which 50,000 or more live in the urban core. To be included in the CMA, other adjacent municipalities must have a high degree of integration with the urban core, as measured by commuting flows derived from census data. A CMA typically comprises more than one police service.
2. Rates are calculated per 100,000 population using revised July 1st population estimates from Statistics Canada, Demography Division.
3. The calculation excludes those homicides where the information was unknown.
4. Ottawa refers to the Ontario part of the Ottawa–Gatineau CMA.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Homicide Survey, 2011.


Table 4 (continued)
Firearm-related and gang-related homicides, selected census metropolitan areas, 2011
Table summary
This table displays the results of firearm-related and gang-related homicides. The information is grouped by census metropolitan area (appearing as row headers), gang-related homicides, 2011 and 2001 to 2010, calculated using number, rate, percent of total homicides and annual average rate units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Census metropolitan
areaTable 4 continued, Note 1
Gang-related homicides
2011 2001 to 2010
number rateTable 4 continued, Note 2 percent of total homicides number annual average rateTable 4 continued, Note 2 percent of total homicides
Toronto 14 0.24 16.3 209 0.39 22.1
Montréal 15 0.38 27.8 141 0.38 25.0
Vancouver 9 0.37 20.9 125 0.57 23.3
OttawaTable 4 continued, Note 4 3 0.32 27.3 11 0.12 10.3
Calgary 1 0.08 7.1 46 0.41 20.9
EdmontonTable 4 continued, Note 5 11 0.92 22.0 84 0.79 25.6
Winnipeg 10 1.30 25.6 49 0.68 19.3
Québec 1 0.13 33.3 4 0.06 8.9
Hamilton 0 0.00 0.0 9 0.13 9.0
Kitchener–Cambridge–Waterloo 0 0.00 0.0 4 0.08 9.1
Halifax 2 0.49 11.1 9 0.23 12.2
1. A census metropolitan area (CMA) consists of one or more neighbouring municipalities situated around an urban core. A CMA must have a total population of at least 100,000 of which 50,000 or more live in the urban core. To be included in the CMA, other adjacent municipalities must have a high degree of integration with the urban core, as measured by commuting flows derived from census data. A CMA typically comprises more than one police service.
2. Rates are calculated per 100,000 population using revised July 1st population estimates from Statistics Canada, Demography Division.
3. The calculation excludes those homicides where the information was unknown.
4. Ottawa refers to the Ontario part of the Ottawa–Gatineau CMA.
5. Includes one homicide committed in a detention centre.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Homicide Survey, 2011.
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