Number of child victims of family-related homicides in Canada in 2017, by motive
Child victims of family-related homicides in Canada in 2017, by motive
This statistic shows the total number of children/youth victims of family-related homicides in Canada in 2017, distinguished by motive. In 2017, around 169 killings of children by family members were motivated by frustration, anger or despair.
Number of child victims of family-related homicides in Canada in 2017, by motive
MotiveNumber of victims
Frustration , anger or despair169
Argument or quarrel 22
Jealousy 15
Concealment 13
Revenge8
Other 15
No apparent motive 28
Unknown18
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Source

Release date

December 2018

Region

Canada

Survey time period

2017

Age group

Under 18 years

Supplementary notes

No apparent movive includes mental illness and dementia.
Concealment includes homicides committed to hide evidence of something, for example a pregnancy or birth of a child, or evidence of another criminal offence. This is the most common motive for infanticides.
Other motives can include financial gain, mercy killing, and sexual violence.

Child victims of family-related homicides in Canada in 2017, by motive
This statistic shows the total number of children/youth victims of family-related homicides in Canada in 2017, distinguished by motive. In 2017, around 169 killings of children by family members were motivated by frustration, anger or despair.
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