Year: 2005 Source: Ottawa, ON: Statistics Canada, 2005. p.1-27 SIEC No: 20070459

This report discusses the incidence & characteristics of homicide in Canada in 2004. Data indicates that murder-suicides were usually family related. In 2004, there were 34 murder-suicide incidents, 4 less than the previous 10-year average of 38. All but one incident involved the accused person killing a family member. Police reported the presence of a mental disorder in almost half of all persons accused of murder-suicide.