Firearm Statistics: Updated Table

PART II – JURISDICTIONAL AND URBAN AREA DATA

Table 21. Homicide (Firearm and Total), by Jurisdiction, 1990–2004
Number of Firearm Homicide
YEAR NF PE NS NB QU ON MB SK AB BC YU NW [1] CANADA
1990 - - 2 4 81 35 11 9 17 36 - 1 196
1991 2 - 6 4 88 87 7 3 38 36 - - 271
1992 - - 10 3 83 76 6 6 20 40 2 1 247
1993 1 - 2 8 64 57 12 7 14 30 - - 195
1994 - - 8 4 52 63 6 5 26 28 - 4 196
1995 1 - 9 5 57 48 6 6 17 26 - 1 176
1996 2 - 8 3 63 60 8 4 14 48 - 1 211
1997 1 - 7 - 58 59 7 5 17 38 - 1 193
1998 1 - 7 1 63 34 6 3 7 25 - 4 151
1999 - - 6 - 59 48 1 2 12 37 - - 165
2000 4 - 5 4 69 47 1 4 14 35 - - 183
2001 - - 1 3 64 48 4 8 16 24 - 3 171
2002 - - 4 3 25 63 3 2 19 33 - - 152
2003 - - 3 3 36 54 3 6 18 36 1 1 161
2004 - - 3 3 30 55 13 4 23 39 1 1 172
Average 1 0 5 3 59 56 6 5 18 34 0 1 189

Rate of Firearm Homicide (per 100,000 population)
YEAR NF PE NS NB QU ON MB SK AB BC YU 3NW CANADA
1990 - - 0.22 0.54 1.16 0.34 0.99 0.89 0.67 1.09 - 1.70 0.71
1991 0.35 - 0.66 0.54 1.25 0.83 0.63 0.30 1.47 1.07 - - 0.97
1992 - - 1.09 0.40 1.17 0.72 0.54 0.60 0.76 1.15 6.64 1.60 0.87
1993 0.17 - 0.22 1.07 0.89 0.53 1.07 0.70 0.52 0.84 - - 0.68
1994 - - 0.86 0.53 0.72 0.58 0.53 0.50 0.96 0.76 - 6.15 0.68
1995 0.18 - 0.97 0.67 0.79 0.44 0.53 0.59 0.62 0.69 - 1.51 0.60
1996 0.36 - 0.86 0.40 0.87 0.54 0.71 0.39 0.50 1.24 - 1.48 0.71
1997 0.18 - 0.75 - 0.80 0.53 0.62 0.49 0.60 0.96 - 1.48 0.65
1998 0.19 - 0.75 0.13 0.86 0.30 0.53 0.29 0.24 0.63 - 5.95 0.50
1999 - - 0.64 - 0.81 0.42 0.09 0.20 0.41 0.92 - - 0.54
2000 0.76 - 0.54 0.53 0.94 0.40 0.09 0.40 0.47 0.87 - - 0.60
2001 - - 0.11 0.40 0.87 0.40 0.35 0.80 0.52 0.59 - 4.35 0.55
2002 - - 0.43 0.40 0.34 0.52 0.26 0.20 0.61 0.80 - - 0.48
2003 - - 0.32 0.40 0.48 0.44 0.26 0.60 0.57 0.87 3.22 1.40 0.51
2004 - - 0.32 0.40 0.40 0.45 1.12 0.39 0.73 0.91 3.34 1.40 0.54
Average 0.16 - 0.58 0.43 0.82 0.50 0.55 0.49 0.64 0.89 0.88 1.80 0.64

Number of All Homicide
YEAR NF PE NS NB QU ON MB SK AB BC YU NW CANADA
1990 - 1 9 12 184 182 39 36 74 110 1 12 660
1991 11 2 21 17 181 245 43 21 84 128 - 3 756
1992 2 - 21 11 166 242 29 32 92 122 2 13 732
1993 7 2 19 11 159 193 31 30 49 122 - 7 630
1994 4 1 19 15 126 192 29 24 66 113 3 4 596
1995 5 1 16 14 135 181 27 21 59 120 4 3 586
1996 7 1 18 9 153 187 45 31 53 125 - 4 633
1997 7 - 24 8 132 178 31 25 61 116 1 3 586
1998 7 - 24 5 137 155 33 32 64 90 3 5 555
1999 2 1 13 9 137 162 26 13 61 110 1 3 538
2000 6 3 15 10 148 155 30 26 58 85 2 4 542
2001 1 2 9 8 140 170 34 27 70 85 1 7 554
2002 2 1 9 9 118 178 36 27 70 126 - 6 582
2003 5 1 8 8 100 178 43 41 63 93 1 7 548
2004 2 - 13 7 111 187 50 39 86 112 7 8 622
Average 5 1 16 10 142 186 35 28 67 110 2 6 608

Rate of All Homicide (per 100,000 population)
YEAR NF PE NS NB QU ON MB SK AB BC YU NW CANADA
1990 - 0.8 1.0 1.6 2.6 1.8 3.5 3.6 2.9 3.3 3.6 20.4 2.4
1991 1.9 1.5 2.3 2.3 2.6 2.3 3.9 2.1 3.2 3.8 - 4.9 2.7
1992 0.3 - 2.3 1.5 2.3 2.3 2.6 3.2 3.5 3.5 6.6 20.9 2.6
1993 1.2 1.5 2.1 1.5 2.2 1.8 2.8 3.0 1.8 3.4 - 11.0 2.2
1994 0.7 0.7 2.0 2.0 1.8 1.8 2.6 2.4 2.4 3.1 10.1 6.2 2.1
1995 0.9 0.7 1.7 1.9 1.9 1.7 2.4 2.1 2.2 3.2 13.1 4.5 2.0
1996 1.3 0.7 1.9 1.2 2.1 1.7 4.0 3.0 1.9 3.2 - 5.9 2.1
1997 1.3 - 2.6 1.1 1.8 1.6 2.7 2.5 2.2 2.9 3.1 4.4 2.0
1998 1.3 - 2.6 0.7 1.9 1.4 2.9 3.1 2.2 2.3 9.6 7.4 1.8
1999 0.4 0.7 1.4 1.2 1.9 1.4 2.3 1.3 2.1 2.7 3.2 4.4 1.8
2000 1.1 2.2 1.6 1.3 2.0 1.3 2.6 2.6 1.9 2.1 6.6 5.9 1.8
2001 0.2 1.5 1.0 1.1 1.9 1.4 3.0 2.7 2.3 2.1 3.3 10.2 1.8
2002 0.4 0.7 1.0 1.2 1.6 1.5 3.1 2.7 2.2 3.1 - 8.6 1.9
2003 1.0 0.7 0.9 1.1 1.3 1.5 3.7 4.1 2.0 2.2 3.2 9.8 1.7
2004 0.4 - 1.4 0.9 1.5 1.5 4.3 3.8 2.7 2.6 23.4 11.2 2.0
Average 0.8 0.8 1.7 1.4 2.0 1.7 3.1 2.8 2.4 2.9 5.7 9.1 2.0

Firearm Homicide as Percentage of All Homicide (%)
YEAR NF PE NS NB QU ON MB SK AB BC YU NW CANADA
1990 - - 22 33 44 19 28 25 23 33 - 8 30
1991 18 - 29 24 49 36 16 14 45 28 - - 36
1992 - - 48 27 50 31 21 19 22 33 100 8 34
1993 14 - 11 73 40 30 39 23 29 25 - - 31
1994 - - 42 27 41 33 21 21 39 25 - 100 33
1995 20 - 56 36 42 27 22 29 29 22 - 33 30
1996 29 - 44 33 41 32 18 13 26 38 - 25 33
1997 14 - 29 - 44 33 23 20 28 33 - 33 33
1998 14 - 29 20 46 22 18 9 11 28 - 80 27
1999 - - 46 - 43 30 4 15 20 34 - - 31
2000 67 - 33 40 47 30 3 15 24 41 - - 34
2001 - - 11 38 46 28 12 30 23 28 - 43 31
2002 - - 44 33 21 35 8 7 27 26 - - 26
2003 - - 38 38 36 30 7 15 29 39 100 14 29
2004 - - 23 43 27 29 26 10 27 35 14 13 28
Overall 18 0 34 31 42 30 18 17 27 31 15 20 31

SOURCE: Statistics Canada: Homicide Survey


[1] In order to allow comparison to earlier years, data for Nunavut starting from 1999 are included into Northwest Territories.

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