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June 22nd - Ottawa Homicide Project/Projet sur les homicides d'Ottawa

A new report analyzes 126 cases of homicide in Ottawa, including 21 cases that remain unsolved. The Victimology Research Centre housed in the Office of Applied Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (ARIE) at Algonquin College has partnered with Crime Prevention Ottawa to conduct a review of all cases of homicide in Ottawa from 2010 to 2020. The Ottawa Homicide Project analyzes the gender, age, and ethnocultural background of victims and suspects, and uses GIS mapping to consider geographic areas that are most at risk. Key findings from the report:

  • Ottawa is one of the safest large cities in Canada

  • From 2010-2020, men were 3.3 times more likely than women to die by homicide

  • Women were two times more likely than men to be killed by a partner or family member

  • Cases of intimate partner homicide have declined significantly

  • There has been an increase in the number of young men from racialized communities who die by gun violence. These cases are less likely to be solved by the police.

Every homicide is a tragedy for a family and our community. Learn more about homicide trends in Ottawa, and read our recommendations for prevention and service delivery.

Full Report Here:

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