We're killing each other less than we used to - Macleans.ca

We’re killing each other less than we used to

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The murder rate fell again in 2010

In 2010, police reported 554 homicides in Canada, 56 fewer than the year before. This decline follows a decade of relative stability. The homicide rate fell to 1.62 for every 100,000 population, its lowest level since 1966.

Firearms-related and gang-related homicides declined. The number of homicides by intimate partners (including spouses) was stable.