Table 9
Homicides, by accused-victim relationship, Canada, 2011 and 2012

Table 9
Homicides, by accused-victim relationship, Canada, 2011 and 2012
Table summary
This table displays the results of homicides. The information is grouped by relationship type
(victim killed by) (appearing as row headers), 2012, 2011 and average 2002 to 2011, calculated using number of victims and percent units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Relationship typeNote 1
(Victim killed by)
2012 2011Note r: revised Average 2002 to 2011
number of victims percentNote 2 number of victims percentNote 2 number of victims percentNote 2
Family relationship 143 35.2 145 32.5 154 34.0
Spousal relationship 62 15.3 66 14.8 71 15.8
Legal husband/wife 27 6.7 23 5.2 25 5.6
Common-law husband/wife 20 4.9 29 6.5 29 6.4
Separated or divorced husband/wife 11 2.7 9 2.0 12 2.6
Separated common-law husband/wifeNote 3 2 0.5 3 0.7 7 1.5
Same-sex spouseNote 4 2 0.5 2 0.4 1 0.2
Other family relationship 81 20.0 79 17.7 82 18.2
Father or motherNote 5 26 6.4 27 6.1 29 6.4
Son or daughterNote 5 28 6.9 23 5.2 21 4.6
Sibling 7 1.7 13 2.9 10 2.3
Extended familyNote 6 20 4.9 16 3.6 23 5.0
Acquaintance 178 43.8 213 47.8 175 38.8
Close friend 44 10.8 33 7.4 32 7.1
Intimate relationshipNote 7 20 4.9 23 5.2 20 4.4
Neighbour 11 2.7 22 4.9 13 2.8
Authority figure 0 0.0 7 1.6 2 0.5
Business relationship (legal) 10 2.5 10 2.2 8 1.7
Casual acquaintance 93 22.9 118 26.5 101 22.3
Criminal relationshipNote 8 20 4.9 19 4.3 49 10.9
Stranger 65 16.0 69 15.5 74 16.3
Unknown relationship 5 Note ...: not applicable 9 Note ...: not applicable 4 Note ...: not applicable
Total solved homicidesNote 9 411 100.0 455 100.0 456 100.0
Unsolved homicides 132 Note ...: not applicable 143 Note ...: not applicable 143 Note ...: not applicable
Total homicides 543 Note ...: not applicable 598 Note ...: not applicable 599 Note ...: not applicable
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