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Canada's homicide rate unchanged in 2014: Some facts

TORONTO — Canada's homicide rate remained at its lowest level in five decades in 2014, Statistics Canada reported on Wednesday. Some numbers:

National:

Homicide victims in 2014: 516

Aboriginal victims: 117 (23% of all cases)

Homicide rate: 1.45 per 100,000 population

Provinces (Number of homicides in 2014/rate of homicides per 100,000):

1. Manitoba: 44/3.43

2. Alberta: 104/2.52

3. Saskatchewan: 24/2.13

4. Prince Edward Island: 3/2.05

5. British Columbia: 88/1.90

6. New Brunswick: 9/1.19

7. Ontario: 155/1.13

8. Quebec: 71/0.86

9. Nova Scotia: 6/0.64

10. Newfoundland and Labrador: 2/0.38

Territories (Number of homicides in 2014/rate of homicides per 100,000):

1. Nunavut: 4/10.93

2. Northwest Territories: 3/6.88

3. Yukon: 3/8.22

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Urban centres by homicide rate (Number of homicides in 2014/rate of homicides per 100,000):

1. Thunder Bay: 11/9.04

2. Winnipeg: 26/3.29

3. Edmonton: 40/3.01

4. Saskatoon: 8/2.61

5. Saint John, N.B.: 3/2.35

6. Abbotsford–Mission, B.C. 4/2.24

7. Calgary: 31/2.19

8. Regina: 5/2.09

9. Moncton, N.B.: 3/1.94

10. Trois-Rivieres, Que.: 3/1.94

Some other major centres by rate:

11. Vancouver: 46/1.86

14. Toronto: 83/1.38

19. Montreal: 39/0.97

23. Ottawa: 7/0.71

Source: Statistics Canada

The Canadian Press

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