Firearm Statistics: Updated Table

PART I: NATIONAL DATA

Table 16. Violent Crimes with Firearm Present, 1994–2004
Firearm incidents as percent of all incidents by type of crime [1]
YEAR Homicide Attempted Murder Sexual Assault Non-Sexual Assault Other Sexual Offences Kidnapping
1994 35.9 38.6 0.6 1.4 0.0 19.5
1995 31.4 29.7 0.7 1.2 0.0 19.0
1996 32.9 29.5 0.4 1.0 0.0 20.2
1997 37.7 28.6 0.6 1.0 0.0 14.9
1998 32.2 30.5 0.5 1.0 0.0 13.7
1999 33.3 31.1 0.5 1.0 0.0 16.2
2000 32.6 35.1 0.5 0.9 0.0 10.2
2001 33.1 29.3 0.3 0.8 0.0 11.7
2002 26.3 27.7 0.3 0.8 0.0 10.6
2003 25.1 24.9 0.3 0.9 0.0 9.9
2004 28.4 25.5 0.4 0.9 0.0 8.9

YEAR Abduction Robbery Extortion Criminal Harassment Other Violent Crimes All Violent Crimes
1994 0.7 28.3 4.5 0.1 1.9 6.2
1995 0.8 24.0 4.3 0.2 2.2 5.4
1996 0.0 22.7 4.4 0.3 1.1 5.3
1997 0.7 20.3 4.1 0.1 2.4 4.5
1998 0.9 20.5 5.2 0.3 1.1 4.2
1999 0.4 20.1 3.9 0.2 1.0 3.8
2000 0.8 16.8 2.7 0.1 1.0 2.9
2001 1.2 14.6 3.2 0.2 0.9 2.5
2002 0.0 13.4 2.6 0.2 0.8 2.2
2003 0.4 13.6 3.3 0.3 0.9 2.4
2004 0.0 14.7 2.6 0.2 1.1 2.5

SOURCE: Statistics Canada: Canadian Crime Statistics (Catalogue 85-205) [Table 3.3]


[1] The data in this table are based on the Incident Based Uniform Crime Reporting Survey (UCR2). Not all police departments report to this survey. The coverage was 33% of the total Canadian caseload in 1994, 43% in 1995, 47% in 1996, 48% in 1997, 46% in 1998, 46% in 1999, 53% in 2000, 59% in 2001, 59% in 2002, 61% in 2003, 58% in 2004. Because this survey has a different coverage than UCR1, the percentages in this table may be different from those in tables 10 and 14.

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