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.