Juristat Service Bulletin Vol. 14 No. 8, pp. 2-3; Juristat Service Bulletin Vol.
9 No. 1, Homicide in the Family, (Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for
Justice Statistics, May, 1989), pp. 1-2; Number and % of Female Homicide Victims
by Type of Intimate Relationship, Canada and Provinces, 1961-1990, (Statistics
Canada, Canadian Centre for Justics Statistics); and Kopel, op. cit., pp. 151-156.
Juristat Service Bulletin Vol. 9 No. 1 reports that homicides involving family members
(persons related to one another through marriage, common-law union, or kinship)
represented 39% of solved homicide offenses in Canada between 1974-1987. Approximately
one-half of these incidents were reported to be spousal homicides.