Table 8
Homicides, by accused-victim relationship, Canada, 2012 and 2013

Table 8
Homicides, by accused-victim relationship, Canada, 2012 and 2013
Table summary
This table displays the results of Homicides. The information is grouped by Relationship type (victim killed by) (appearing as row headers), 2013, 2012 and Average 2003 to 2012, calculated using number of victims and percent units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Relationship typeNote 1 (victim killed by) 2013 2012Note r: revised Average 2003 to 2012
number of victims percentNote 2 number of victims percentNote 2 number of victims percentNote 2
Family relationship 126 32.8 145 35.3 150 33.4
Spousal relationship 44 11.5 62 15.1 69 15.4
Legal husband/wife 18 4.7 27 6.6 26 5.7
Common-law husband/wife 17 4.4 20 4.9 27 6.0
Separated or divorced husband/wife 3 0.8 11 2.7 11 2.4
Separated common-law husband/wifeNote 3 5 1.3 2 0.5 6 1.3
Same-sex spouseNote 4 1 0.3 2 0.5 1 0.2
Other family relationshipNote 5 82 21.4 83 20.2 81 18.0
Father or mother 19 4.9 26 6.3 28 6.2
Son or daughter 32 8.3 30 7.3 21 4.7
Sibling 11 2.9 7 1.7 10 2.2
Extended familyNote 6 20 5.2 20 4.9 22 4.9
Intimate relationshipNote 7 24 6.3 20 4.9 21 4.6
Acquaintance 149 38.6 158 38.1 158 35.0
Close friend 34 8.9 44 10.7 33 7.4
Neighbour 15 3.9 12 2.9 13 2.9
Authority figure 3 0.8 0 0.0 2 0.4
Business relationship (legal) 3 0.8 10 2.4 8 1.7
Casual acquaintance 94 24.5 92 22.4 102 22.7
Criminal relationshipNote 8 36 9.4 23 5.6 46 10.3
Stranger 49 12.8 65 15.8 74 16.4
Unknown relationship 2 Note ...: not applicable 4 Note ...: not applicable 4 Note ...: not applicable
Total solved homicidesNote 9 386 100.0 415 100.0 452 100.0
Unsolved homicides 119 Note ...: not applicable 128 Note ...: not applicable 143 Note ...: not applicable
Total homicides 505 Note ...: not applicable 543 Note ...: not applicable 595 Note ...: not applicable
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