Homicide Survey

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This survey collects essential data to produce statistics on the incidence and characteristics of homicide offences in Canada. The aggregate statistics are used widely to respond to the needs of those who work in the criminal justice system, policy makers, international organizations, researchers and to inform the media and the public on the nature and extent of homicide in Canada.

Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.

Collection period:
January 1 to December 31, 2020
Collection method:
Paper questionnaire
Survey participation:
Mandatory under the Statistics Act
  • Block Information Confidentiality


    Data are collected under the authority of theStatistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S-19. Your information will be kept strictly confidential.

  • Block Information on Record linkage

    Record linkage

    To enhance the data from this survey and reduce response burden, Statistics Canada may combine the information you provide with data from other surveys or administrative sources.

  • Block Information on Topics covered in the survey

    Topics covered in the survey

    The survey asks questions about homicides in Canada, including characteristics of incidents, accused and victims.

  • Block Information on Published data

    Published data

    Statistics Canada publishes the results of its surveys in many formats. To find all the documents related to this survey, follow the links below and type the name of the survey in the search engine located at the left of your screen to filter the results.

    Data: You will find tables, profiles of a community or region, thematic maps, public use microdata files, and data visualization tools.

    Analysis: You will have direct access to Stats in brief (e.g., releases from The Daily, fact sheets), articles and reports, and journals and periodicals.

  • For more information about this survey (questionnaires, definitions, data sources and methods used): survey number 3315
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