Firearm Statistics: Updated Table

PART I: NATIONAL DATA

Table 11. Types of Firearms Used in Homicide, 1974-2004
Number and Percentage of All Firearm Homicides
YEAR Handguns % Rifles and Shotguns % Other [1] % Total Number
1974 76 27 180 64 27 10 283
1975 88 30 183 63 21 7 292
1976 68 26 165 64 25 10 258
1977 61 23 161 62 38 15 260
1978 63 25 177 71 10 4 250
1979 54 26 135 65 18 9 207
1980 62 32 120 62 13 7 195
1981 59 30 123 62 17 9 199
1982 88 35 146 59 14 6 248
1983 78 35 127 57 19 8 224
1984 66 29 142 62 20 9 228
1985 73 33 131 59 18 8 222
1986 38 22 114 65 23 13 175
1987 58 29 108 54 34 17 200
1988 47 28 94 56 28 17 169
1989 54 25 131 60 33 15 218
1990 69 35 99 51 28 14 196
1991 135 50 103 38 33 12 271
1992 129 52 91 37 27 11 247
1993 91 47 75 38 29 15 195
1994 90 46 66 34 40 20 196
1995 95 54 61 35 20 11 176
1996 107 51 81 38 24 11 212
1997 99 51 77 40 17 9 193
1998 70 46 51 34 30 20 151
1999 89 54 58 35 18 11 165
2000 107 58 56 31 20 11 183
2001 110 64 46 27 15 9 171
2002 98 66 40 26 14 9 152
2003 109 68 32 20 20 12 161
2004 112 65 37 22 21 13 172

SOURCE: Statistics Canada: Homicide Survey (unpublished tables)


[1] "Other" firearms include fully automatic firearms, sawed-off rifles and shotguns, and firearms of an unknown type.

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