Victims of homicide, by age group and sex of victim and accused-victim relationship, Canada, 2001 to 2011
|Age group of victims (years)||Spousal homicideNote 1||Dating homicideNote 2||Non-intimate partner homicideNote 3|
|Female victims||Male victims||Female victims||Male victims||Female victims||Male victims|
|rate per million|
|15 to 24||18.8||5.8||2.5||0.3||6.4||35.2|
|25 to 34||10.3||3.0||3.4||1.4||4.7||25.8|
|35 to 44||7.5||2.3||4.8||1.3||3.6||20.2|
|45 to 54||5.5||2.0||3.0||1.6||3.1||15.3|
|55 to 64||3.0||0.8||1.0||4.7||3.1||11.7|
1. Spousal homicide refers to homicide committed by legally married, separated, divorced, and common-law partners. The rate is calculated per million spouses.
2. Dating partner homicide refers to homicide committed by boyfriends/girlfriends (current or previous) and other non-spousal intimate partners. The rate of dating homicide is an underestimation given that the population of unmarried persons (single, divorced and widowed) includes both persons who have engaged in a dating relationship and those who have not recently engaged in a dating relationship. For this table, the separated population has been excluded from the unmarried population. This is because prior to 2007, the separated population was combined with the legally married population. The rate is calculated per million unmarried persons.
3. Non-intimate partner homicide refers to homicide committed by other family members (parents, children, siblings, extended family members), friends, casual acquaintances, neighbours, authority figures, criminal relationships, business relationships, strangers and others.
Note: Includes population aged 15 years and over. Population estimates based upon July 1st estimates from Statistics Canada, Demography Division. Excludes incidents where the age, sex, and/or relationship to the accused of the victim was unknown.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Homicide Survey.
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