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11/25/2015 14:05 EST | Updated 11/25/2016 00:12 EST

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