Table 7
Homicides, by closest accused to victim relationship, Canada, 2014 and 2015

Table 7
Homicides, by closest accused to victim relationship, Canada, 2014 and 2015
Table summary
This table displays the results of Homicides. The information is grouped by Relationship type (victim killed by) (appearing as row headers), 2015, 2014 and Average 2005 to 2014, calculated using number of victims, percent and rate units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Relationship typeTable 7 Note 1 (victim killed by) 2015 2014Note r: revised Average 2005 to 2014
number of victims percentTable 7 Note 2 rate number of victims percentTable 7 Note 2 rate number of victims percentTable 7 Note 2
Family relationship 163 36.2 0.45 138 33.4 0.39 149 32.6
Spousal relationship 64 14.2 Note ...: not applicable 65 15.7 Note ...: not applicable 66 14.5
Legal husband/wife 17 3.8 Note ...: not applicable 22 5.3 Note ...: not applicable 24 5.3
Common-law husband/wife 28 6.2 Note ...: not applicable 26 6.3 Note ...: not applicable 27 5.8
Separated or divorced husband/wife 3 0.7 Note ...: not applicable 11 2.7 Note ...: not applicable 8 1.8
Separated common-law husband/wife 15 3.3 Note ...: not applicable 5 1.2 Note ...: not applicable 6 1.3
Same-sex spouseTable 7 Note 3 1 0.2 Note ...: not applicable 1 0.2 Note ...: not applicable 1 0.3
Other family relationshipTable 7 Note 4 99 22.0 Note ...: not applicable 73 17.7 Note ...: not applicable 83 18.1
Father or mother 23 5.1 Note ...: not applicable 19 4.6 Note ...: not applicable 26 5.7
Son or daughter 27 6.0 Note ...: not applicable 31 7.5 Note ...: not applicable 25 5.4
Sibling 12 2.7 Note ...: not applicable 6 1.5 Note ...: not applicable 10 2.2
Extended familyTable 7 Note 5 37 8.2 Note ...: not applicable 17 4.1 Note ...: not applicable 23 4.9
Intimate relationship (non-spousal)Table 7 Note 6 19 4.2 Note ...: not applicable 21 5.1 Note ...: not applicable 22 4.9
Intimate partner relationship (Spousal and non-spousal intimate relationships)Table 7 Note 7 83 18.4 0.28 86 20.8 0.29 88 19.4
Acquaintance 156 34.7 0.44 152 36.8 0.43 160 35.1
Close friend 31 6.9 Note ...: not applicable 21 5.1 Note ...: not applicable 33 7.1
Neighbour 16 3.6 Note ...: not applicable 7 1.7 Note ...: not applicable 14 3.0
Authority figure 1 0.2 Note ...: not applicable 6 1.5 Note ...: not applicable 3 0.6
Business relationship (legal) 9 2.0 Note ...: not applicable 11 2.7 Note ...: not applicable 8 1.6
Casual acquaintance 99 22.0 Note ...: not applicable 107 25.9 Note ...: not applicable 104 22.8
Criminal relationshipTable 7 Note 8 54 12.0 0.15 29 7.0 0.08 47 10.4
Stranger 58 12.9 0.16 73 17.7 0.21 78 17.0
Unknown relationship 1 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 1 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 4 Note ...: not applicable
Total solved homicidesTable 7 Note 9 451 100.0 Note ...: not applicable 414 100.0 Note ...: not applicable 460 100.0
Unsolved homicides 153 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 107 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 122 Note ...: not applicable
Total homicides 604 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 521 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 582 Note ...: not applicable