National Statistics for Firearms Ownership and Shooting Homicides in Canada

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National Statistics for Firearms Ownership and Shooting Homicides in Canada

Postby Canada Gun Club » Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:05 am

The following are basic national statistics related to firearm ownership and shooting homicides in Canada.

Valid firearms licences by class in Canada (December 2014).
• Possession and Acquisition Licences (PAL): 1,447,893
• Possession Only Licences (POL): 531,596 (On September 2, 2015 all POLs were converted to PALs under Bill C42)
• Minor's Licences: 9,692
Total firearms licences of all forms: 1,989,181

Population of Canada: 35,543,700 (2014)

Registered firearms in Canada by classification (December 2014).
• Restricted: 726,082
• Prohibited: 185,707
Total registered in both classifications: 911,789
https://web.archive.org/web/20170110142719/http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/facts-faits/index-eng.htm

Nation wide shooting homicides in Canada per year.
2004: 173
2005: 224
2006: 191
2007: 188
2008: 200
2009: 182
2010: 175
2011: 158
2012: 171
2013: 135
2014: 156
Average number of shooting homicides in Canada per year: 177
Other death cause comparisons.
Average number of stabbing homicides in Canada per year: 194
Average number of beating homicides in Canada per year: 119
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-002-x/2015001/article/14244/tbl/tbl03-eng.htm

Average total number of homicides in Canada per year (all methods): 557
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/tables-tableaux/sum-som/l01/cst01/legal12a-eng.htm

Shooting homicides committed by licenced firearms owners vs. non-licenced persons.
Clear statistical data for this comparison is generally not publically available. Considering the detail and scope of statistical gun crime data, it is incredible how little statistical information is made publically available on homicides committed each year by licenced firearms owners in Canada.

Provided here are examples to suggest a comparison.

Statistics Canada "Firearm-related homicides are more likely to be related to organized crime or street gang activity than homicides committed without the use of a firearm."
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-002-x/2014001/article/11925-eng.htm

Sources of firearms used in crime: http://www.canadagunclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=299

Of the average 177 shooting homicides committed in Canada per year, evidence suggests less than 10% (17 homicides or less) are committed by Canada's 2 million licenced firearms owners.

Licenced firearms owners are the most law abiding segment of Canada's population and the least likely to commit homicide!
Background checks are conducted every day on Canada's licenced firearms owners by cross referencing against the Canadian Police Information Centre database (CPIC).



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Other Preventable Causes of Death in Canada

Postby Canada Gun Club » Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:37 pm

Preventable alcohol impaired driving deaths in Canada:
2012 alcohol impaired driving deaths in Canada: 476
2012 drug impaired driving deaths in Canada: 614
http://madd.ca/pages/impaired-driving/overview/statistics/

Preventable medical error deaths in Canada:
Unlike firearm deaths, Canada does not keep accurate records of preventable medical error deaths.

"Research suggests that about 70,000 patients a year experience preventable, serious injury as a result of treatments. More shocking, a landmark study published a decade ago estimated that as many as 23,000 Canadian adults die annually because of preventable “adverse events” in acute-care hospitals alone."
http://news.nationalpost.com/health/inside-canadas-secret-world-of-medical-errors-there-is-a-lot-of-lying-theres-a-lot-of-cover-up?__lsa=0201-9083

Opioid overdoses including the rise of fentanyl abuse in Canada:
Unlike firearm deaths, Canada does not keep accurate records of national opioid overdose deaths.

Alberta: "From the beginning of 2016 to Oct. 27, 338 Albertans died from an apparent drug overdose related to an opioid. Fentanyl was involved in 193 of them."

Manitoba: "province’s medical examiner’s office reports there are about 150 overdoses a year and that some of those deaths are caused by opioids"

Ontario: "529 opioid deaths across the province and 162 of those were related to fentanyl"

Prince Edward Island: "for 2014, when there were four opioid-related deaths"

Quebec has no records of opioid related deaths but just launched a provincial long gun registry.

Saskatchewan: "reported a total of 18 opioid overdoses in the first nine months of 2016"

New Brunswick: "seven instances in 2015 where opioids were the direct cause of death, as well as 10 cases where opioids were detected alongside other substances"

Newfoundland and Labrador: During 2015 "There were 20 drug-related accidental deaths in 2015. Eighteen of those tested positive for opioids, five of which contained fentanyl."

Nova Scotia: "chief medical officer reported late last month that at least 70 people died of opioid-related overdoses in the first eight months of 2016"
http://globalnews.ca/news/3072316/a-province-by-province-look-at-opioid-overdose-stats-including-fentanyl/

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Re: National Statistics for Firearms Ownership and Shooting Homicides in Canada

Postby HelmetHead » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:46 am

In 2012 there were 171 gun murders, 476 drunk driving deaths and 614 deaths from people driving stoned. Why do we only have a Canadian Firearms Advisory Committee?
Is there a Canadian Liquor Advisory Committee?
Is there a Canadian Narcotics Advisory Committee?


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