Firearm Statistics: Updated Table

PART II – JURISDICTIONAL AND URBAN AREA DATA

Table 25. Firearm Death by All Firearm Related Causes, by Jurisdiction, 1990–1999
Number of All Firearm Death
YEAR NF PE NS NB QU ON MB SK AB BC YU NW CANADA
1990 31 6 58 53 424 273 57 70 179 156 2 15 1,324
1991 20 7 64 55 400 361 64 59 203 199 3 9 1,444
1992 20 8 62 47 379 333 68 61 174 187 5 10 1,354
1993 19 1 47 71 371 316 53 63 166 162 4 13 1,286
1994 28 2 50 54 344 308 43 65 142 148 3 12 1,199
1995 18 4 54 57 343 265 46 40 136 151 2 9 1,125
1996 21 3 48 40 344 282 51 60 136 134 4 8 1,131
1997 18 3 36 35 351 226 51 49 103 153 4 8 1,037
1998 12 2 45 43 350 213 42 50 115 104 5 15 996
1999 14 3 50 37 314 235 35 49 110 142 4 13 1,006
Average 20 4 51 49 362 281 51 57 146 154 4 11 1,190

Rate of All Firearm Death (per 100,000 population)
YEAR NF PE NS NB QU ON MB SK AB BC YU NW CANADA
1990 5.4 4.6 6.4 7.2 6.1 2.7 5.2 7.0 7.0 4.7 7.2 25.5 4.8
1991 3.5 5.4 7.0 7.4 5.7 3.5 5.8 5.9 7.8 5.9 10.4 14.8 5.2
1992 3.4 6.1 6.7 6.3 5.3 3.2 6.1 6.1 6.6 5.4 16.5 16.0 4.8
1993 3.3 0.8 5.1 9.5 5.2 3.0 4.7 6.3 6.2 4.5 13.1 20.5 4.5
1994 4.9 1.5 5.4 7.2 4.8 2.8 3.8 6.4 5.2 4.0 10.0 18.4 4.1
1995 3.2 3.0 5.8 7.6 4.7 2.4 4.1 3.9 5.0 4.0 6.5 13.5 3.8
1996 3.7 2.2 5.2 5.3 4.7 2.5 4.5 5.9 4.9 3.5 12.5 11.8 3.8
1997 3.2 2.2 3.9 4.6 4.8 2.0 4.5 4.8 3.6 3.9 12.4 11.8 3.5
1998 2.2 1.5 4.8 5.7 4.8 1.9 3.7 4.9 4.0 2.6 15.8 22.2 3.3
1999 2.6 2.2 5.3 4.9 4.3 2.0 3.1 4.8 3.7 3.5 12.9 19.2 3.3
Average 3.5 2.9 5.6 6.6 5.0 2.6 4.5 5.6 5.4 4.2 11.7 17.4 4.1

SOURCE [1]: Statistics Canada: Causes of Death (Catalogue 84-208)


[1] Firearm deaths include the following groups in the publication: [ICD-10 codes since 2000]

  • Accidents E922 [W32,W33,W34]
  • Suicides E955 (excluding E955.5 to E955.9 – Explosives) [X72,X73,X74]
  • Homicidal deaths E965 (excluding E965.5 to E965.9 – Explosives) [X93,X94,X95]
  • Legal intervention E970 (i.e., shot by police) [Y35.0]
  • Undetermined E985 (excluding 985.5 – Explosives) [Y22,Y23,Y24]
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