Homicide offences, number and rate, by province and territory (Homicide rate)
|rate per 100,000 population|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||0.59||0.99||0.20||0.78||0.78|
|Prince Edward Island||0.00||1.43||0.00||0.00||0.69|
|Notes: Homicide includes Criminal Code offences of murder, manslaughter and infanticide. |
Rates are calculated per 100,000 population. Population estimates at July 1st provided by Statistics Canada, Demography Division. Estimates are final intercensal from 1978 to 2005, final postcensal for 2006, updated postcensal for 2007 and preliminary postcensal for 2008.
There are some homicides that are included in a given year's total that occurred in previous years. Homicides are counted according to the year in which police submit the Homicide Survey to Statistics Canada.
1. As a result of investigations in Port Coquitlam, B.C., there were 5 homicides reported in 2007, 5 reported in 2004 that occurred in previous years. Homicides are counted according to the year in which police file the report.
Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM, table 253-0001 and Homicide Survey, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics.
Last modified: 2012-12-04.
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