Table 253-000512
Homicide survey, homicides involving firearms, by type of firearm, Canada
annual


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Geography= Canada
by Type of firearms; by Homicides; Geography= Canada
Homicide survey, homicides involving firearms, by type of firearm, Canada, annual
Type of firearms Homicides 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
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Total firearms3 Number of homicide victims 182 171 158 172 131
Percentage of homicides7 30.5 31.9 27.3 32.7 26.7
Handgun4 Number of homicide victims 113 101 94 107 86
Percentage of homicides7 68.1 63.9 65.7 65.2 67.7
Rifle or shotgun4 Number of homicide victims 32 36 30 39 31
Percentage of homicides7 19.3 22.8 21.0 23.8 24.4
Fully automatic firearm45 Number of homicide victims 6 5 2 9 1
Percentage of homicides7 3.6 3.2 1.4 5.5 0.8
Sawed-off rifle or shotgun45 Number of homicide victims 14 14 15 9 8
Percentage of homicides7 8.4 8.9 10.5 5.5 6.3
Firearm-like weapons46 Number of homicide victims 1 2 2 0 1
Percentage of homicides7 0.6 1.3 1.4 0.0 0.8
Other firearms, type unknown45 Number of homicide victims 16 13 15 8 4
Percentage of homicides7 .. .. .. .. ..

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Source: Statistics Canada, Homicide Survey, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics.
Homicide includes Criminal Code offences of murder, manslaughter and infanticide.
Number of victims of firearm-related homicides and percentage of all homicides. Incidents with an unknown cause of death were excluded from the percentage calculations.
Number of victims and percentage (excluding Other firearms, type unknown) of firearm-related homicides.
The addition of a new firearm category fully automatic firearm in 1991, and the improved identification of firearms and classification of sawed-off rifles and shotguns may account for some of the decrease in the numbers for the "other firearms" category.
Includes weapons such as nail guns, pellet guns and flare guns.
Percentage calculations exclude victims of firearm-related homicide where the type of firearm was unknown.

Source:  Statistics Canada. Table  253-0005 -  Homicide survey, homicides involving firearms, by type of firearm, Canada, annual,  CANSIM (database). (accessed: 2015-02-27)
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