Firearm Statistics: Updated Table

PART I: NATIONAL DATA

Table 13. Age of Victims of Firearm Homicide, 1974–2004
Number[1]and Percentage of All Homicides by Age Group
Number of Firearm Homicides Firearm as % of All Homicides
YEAR <12 12-17 18-34 35-54 55+ <12 12-17 18-34 35-54 55+
1974 15 12 144 85 26 28.3 41.4 57.4 49.1 28.6
1975 9 14 166 81 21 18.8 32.6 53.5 41.5 20.4
1976 7 11 136 73 30 11.1 30.6 51.5 38.4 26.3
1977 5 18 146 68 22 8.3 52.9 47.4 34.9 19.5
1978 12 11 129 74 20 17.9 33.3 45.6 39.4 24.1
1979 5 11 109 60 22 8.5 27.5 39.9 37.0 23.2
1980 7 6 100 61 21 17.5 25.0 38.8 34.9 22.8
1981 9 16 92 65 17 16.1 34.8 35.4 34.4 17.9
1982 6 18 127 68 29 12.0 48.6 43.2 36.2 29.6
1983 7 6 108 76 27 12.3 21.4 37.9 36.9 26.0
1984 12 4 111 72 29 16.4 18.2 37.1 41.1 29.6
1985 6 11 116 63 26 10.3 33.3 36.8 30.3 28.9
1986 16 9 75 60 15 27.1 34.6 31.9 36.8 17.4
1987 8 8 92 76 18 17.4 30.8 33.7 41.3 15.7
1988 7 5 88 51 18 15.2 25.0 35.5 28.5 21.7
1989 6 15 113 58 26 12.0 41.7 40.6 31.7 23.9
1990 5 11 101 55 24 10.4 32.4 34.9 28.5 25.0
1991 11 10 132 89 29 23.9 27.8 41.8 37.2 24.8
1992 3 8 121 91 24 5.2 28.6 41.2 34.5 27.6
1993 3 7 94 74 17 6.5 31.8 33.3 37.8 21.0
1994 3 7 101 60 25 5.1 18.9 39.6 36.4 31.3
1995 7 7 73 72 17 13.2 33.3 34.6 33.3 20.0
1996 5 15 88 86 17 9.4 50.0 37.3 36.3 22.1
1997 6 11 94 61 21 9.2 34.4 42.5 35.1 22.3
1998 8 5 65 62 11 14.8 18.5 32.8 33.2 12.4
1999 3 6 74 63 19 8.3 27.3 36.8 33.5 20.9
2000 4 8 91 64 16 10.3 32.0 43.5 33.2 21.3
2001 2 7 97 51 14 5.1 23.3 46.6 24.3 20.9
2002 7 2 83 47 13 15.9 8.3 34.0 25.7 14.9
2003 1 7 96 47 9 3.0 26.9 40.3 26.3 12.9
2004 [2] 1 3 108 46 14 2.7 16.7 42.0 22.3 13.5

SOURCE: Statistics Canada: Homicide Survey (unpublished tables)


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