Distribution of offender motives in female homicides Canada 1980-2012

This statistic shows the distribution of offender motives in female homicides in Canada between 1980 and 2012, by Aboriginal identity. Forty percent of people who murdered an Aboriginal woman in Canada did so because of an argument or quarrel.

Distribution of motives of offenders in female homicides in Canada between 1980 and 2012, by Aboriginal identity

AboriginalNon-Aboriginal
Argument or quarrel40%23%
Frustration, anger or despair20%30%
Jealousy12%13%
Sexual violence10%6%
Financial gain, settling accounts6%8%
No apparent motive7%10%
Other5%10%
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Source

Release date

May 2014

Region

Canada

Survey time period

1980 to 2012

Supplementary notes

"Argument or quarrel" tends to be used to refer to an incident with an element of suddenness to the exchange, whereas "frustration, anger or despair" involves emotions that have built up for the offender over a longer period of time.

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