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Cukier, Wendy. 2008 ‘Canada-US Comparison (Gun homicide and armed robbery).’ Coalition for Gun Control E-mail fact sheet. Toronto: Coalition for Gun Control / CGC (Canada). 27 October

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Canada-US Comparison [Gun homicide and armed robbery]

2007 - Canada - US - US vs Canada [multiplication factor]

Total Homicide - 594 - 14,831 - n/a
Rate of Homicide - 1.80 per 100,000 - 4.9 per 100,000 - 2.7x
Total Homicide with Firearms - 188 - 10,086 - n/a
Rate of Homicide with Firearms - 0.56 per 100,000 - 3.3 per 100,000 - 5.9x
Homicides without Guns - 406 - 4,745 - n/a
Rates of Homicides without Guns - 1.23 per 100,000 - 1.56 per 100,000 - 1.3x
Total Handgun Homicides - 126 - 7,361 - n/a
Rates of Handgun Homicides - 0.38 per 100,000 - 2.43 per 100,000 - 6.3x
Robberies Total - 29,600 - 445,125 - n/a
Rate of Robberies - 90 per 100,000 - 147.6 per 100,000 - 1.64x
Firearms Robberies Total - 3,281 - 156,191 - n/a
Rate of Firearms Robberies - 10 per 100,000 - 51.7 per 100,000 - 5.1x

Sources cited:

US Department of Justice, "2007 Crime statistics, Expanded Homicide Data," September 2008. Table 7 http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/cius2007/offenses/expanded_information/homicide.html.

US Department of Justice, "Crime in the United States," September 2008. Table 1. http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/cius2007/data/table_01.html

Mia Dauvergne. "Crime Statistics in Canada 2007," Statistics Canada. Juristat, vol. 28, no. 7, July 2008.

Geoffrey Li. "Homicide in Canada 2007," Statistics Canada. Juristat, vol. 28, no. 9, October 2008.

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