10 Biggest Canadian City Homicide Count, Homicide Rate Per 100,000 And Full Year 2018 Projections: Updated August 30th, 2018

Toronto still leads with the highest homicide rate per capita of the ten major cities, with the City of Vancouver second followed Edmonton.

Click on city for listing of that city’s homicides

City Population Homicides 2018 Proj. Homicides 2017
Projection per 100K Homicides
Toronto 2731571 70 105.6 3.9 63
Montreal 1704694 18 27.1 1.6 24
Calgary 1239220 10 15.1 1.2 28
Ottawa 934243 13 19.6 2.1 14
Edmonton 932546 20 30.2 3.2 42
Mississauga 721599 5 7.5 1.0 9
Winnipeg 705224 12 18.1 2.6 21
Vancouver 631486 14 21.1 3.3 17
Brampton 593638 11 16.6 2.8 6
Hamilton 536917 4 6.0 1.1 10

Toronto Homicide #70 – Woman in her 70’s was found dead in Regent Park.

Toronto police responded to a medial complaint on August 29th at approximately 4:00pm in an apartment located in the area of Cornwall and River Streets.

Police arrived to find a woman in her 70’s deceased with obvious signs of trauma. A man was arrested at the scene.

No other information is available at this time.

Update, the victim has been identified as Colleen Maxwell, 73, of Toronto.  Matthew Kirk Maxwell, 37, of Toronto, was arrested at the scene and charged with second-degree murder.

The 2018 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Clinton Roderick Roasting shot to death at an Edmonton Townhouse complex

Edmonton Police responded to a 911 call at approximately 1:47 a.m. earlier today, Monday, August 27, 2018.

Police arrived at the scene to find Clinton Roderick Roasting, 32, in medical distress  in a green space near East Parkview Estates, 32 Street and 116 Avenue. Despite life saving efforts, Roasting died of his injuries.

Anyone who has information about this death to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567

The 2018 Edmonton Homicide Victim List is available here.

Man found dead in a Côte-des-Neiges apartment

Montreal police responded to a Côte-des-Neiges apartment on Tuesday August 28th at approximately 6:00pm on report of a dead body.

Police said the landlord of the building discovered the victim. Police believe the victim is around 35-years-old, however the victim has yet to be identified. “The victim’s body has numerous signs of violence on it,” said Montreal police spokesperson Manuel Couture.

No arrests have been made at this time.

More to come…

This year’s Montreal homicide victim list can be viewed here. 

Amelia Corrie Sainnawap’s death ruled a homicide.

The body of Amelia Corrie Sainnawap, 31, was found in an empty lot on Cumming Street on Wednesday August 22nd.

The Thunder Bay Police Service is investigating the death of Sainnawap as a homicide. No arrests have been made.

Anyone who has seen Ms. Sainnawap within the last week or with information regarding this incident is asked to call the police at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

Amelie Christelle Sakkalis, a Belgian tourist found dead near Boston Bar British Colombia

RCMP received a report of a suspicious occurrence north of Boston Bar near Highway 1 on August 22nd at approximately 7:45pm.

Police arrived to find a caucasian woman in her late twenties deceased at the scene. Police said it was evident that she was the victim of homicide.

Police initially arrested a suspect at the scene, but he has been released. A white 1994 Chevrolet Astro van was seized near the crime scene. Police believed the van is associated to the homicide.

Anyone that has information is asked to contact  IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Update September 6th
RCMP have identified the victim as28-year-old Amelie Christelle Sakkalis, a Belgian national travelling in Canada. Police believe Sakkalis was hitchhiking from the Penticton area on August 22, 2018 and heading to Vancouver.

Police are asking that anyone who may have provided Sakkalis with a ride between Boston Br and Penticton to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

IHIT  partner agencies arrested 27-year-old Sean McKenzie of Oliver, B.C on September 14th. McKenzie has been charged with first degree murder of Amelie Christelle Sakkalis. McKenzie has pleaded guilty to second-degree and entered his plea on Sept. 23, 2019. Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 19.

Update November 19th, 2019
Sean McKenzie of Oliver has now been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder.

July 2018 Canadian Homicide Victim List

Canada July Murder Count: 57
Males: 42
Females: 15

July 2017 List is available here.


Age of Youngest Victim: 7
Age of Oldest Victim: 85

Murders By Province or Territory
ON 18
BC 10
QC 10
AB 7
SK 5
MB 4
NB 3
YT 0
PE 0
NU 0
NT 0
NS 0
NL 0

Murders by Type
Beating 2
Shooting 19
Stabbing 12
Other 3
Unknown 21

Murders By City
Toronto 9
Calgary 4
Vancouver 3
Winnipeg 2
Saskatoon 2
Prince Albert 2
Montreal 4
Hamilton 2
Edmonton 2
Brampton 2
Abbotsford 2
Virden 1
St John 1
Sherbrook 1
Saint-Isidore-de-la-Prairie 1
Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon 1
Saint Hyacinthe 1
Quesnel 1
Poplar River First Nation 1
Orillia 1
Oliver 1
Oakville 1
New Market 1
Langley 1
Kitchener 1
Kelowna 2
Gravelbourg 1
Granby 1
Elsipogtog FN 1
Dundee 1
Dauphin 1
Caledon 1
Akwesasne 1

Victims and links to more information on each homicide: Balan, Kenny, Saskatoon, SK
Ballantyne, Jordan, 42, Prince Albert SK
Bellehumeur-Lemay, Chloe, 22, Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon QC
Boakye, Kevin, 24, Toronto ON
Campbell, Carolyn, 52, Toronto ON
Carriere, Esa, 23, Kewlona BC
Carter-Bonfield, Jordan, Orillia, ON
Chasse, Denis, 60, Saint Hyacinthe QC
Colavita, Giuseppe Antonio, 54, Caledon ON
Colquhoun, Adam, 43, Calgary AB
De Forge, Chelsea Lynn, 31, Vancouver BC
Doe, Jane, Calgary, AB
Doe, Jane, 10, Toronto ON
Doe, Jane, 22, Elsipogtog FN NB
Doe, Jane, 38, Edmonton AB
Doe, John, Calgary, AB
Doe, John, Calgary, AB
Doe, John, Montreal, QC
Doe, John, Poplar River First Nation, AB
Doe, John, 19, Oakville ON
Doe, John, 20, Abbotsford BC
Doe, John, 20, Sherbrook
 Doe, John, 28, Prince Albert SK
Doe, John, 32, Dauphin MB
Doe John, 59, Montreal QC
Doe, John, 48, Quesnel BC
Doe, John, 53, Montreal QC
Dupuis Skinner, Cedric, 20, Granby QC
Dwyer, Anthony, 54, St John NB
Eastman, Clarence Jr, 31, Virden MB
Fallon, Reese, 18, Toronto ON 
Gagnon Cedric, 39, Montreal QC
Gauravarapu, Rama, Kelowna, BC
Grewal, Sukhpreet, 32, Abbotsford BC
Haacke, Christopher, 54, Oliver BC
Hirani, Karim, Toronto, ON
James, Jibri Husani, 36, Toronto ON
Landry, Claude, 48, Gravelbourg SK
Leaf, Kenny, 50, Akwesasne QC
Lidster, Mathew, 29, Toronto ON
Lightstone, Alyssa, 20, New Market ON
McFadyen, Crystal Louise, 37, Saskatoon SK
Navas-Rivas, Matther, 26, Vancouver BC
Pandey, Jordan, 21, Edmonton AB
Pelletier, Bridgette, 54, Dundee NB
Racine, Kim, 24, Saint-Isidore-de-la-Prairie QC
Romain, Kerry, 47, Toronto ON
Rosa, Aaliyah, 7, Langley BC
Rutherford, Alan, 60, Hamilton ON 
Rutherford, Clara, 60, Hamilton ON
Scheppner, Hans, 85, Winnipeg MB
Singh, Palwinder, 27, Brampton ON
Teme, Marcel, 19, Toronto ON
Tolmie, Shane John, 26, Vancouver BC
Watson, Kareem, 34, Brampton ON
Wood, Kenneth, 35, Winnipeg MB
Yorke, Shawn, 45, Kitchener ON

Homicide #68 – Cecil Graham dies in physical altercation

Toronto police were called to a report of an altercation between two men on August 2th between parking lots of 2305 Markham Road and 20 Melham Court. at approximately 12:48pm.

Police reported that two men were seen in a physical altercation and one man was seen running southbound from the location.

Police attended the area and found Cecil Graham, 49, of Toronto, suffering from serious injuries. Graham died a short time later.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400.

Update August 27th.
Garfield Chambers, 43, of Toronto, is wanted for Second-Degree Murder, in relation to the death of Cecil Graham.

Update September 5th
Toronto police arrested Garfield Chambers, 43, on September 4, 2018, at 11 p.m. Chambers has been charged with second degree murder.

The 2018 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.


Guy Therrin was out on full parole when he was fatally shot in Montreal

Montreal police responded to report of a shooting on August 23rd at approximately 8:25pm that took place in a Lafrenaie St. warehouse.

Police arrived to find a 21-year-old man suffering from upper body injuries and 53-year-old Guy Therrien, who was pronounced at the scene. The 21-year-old is in stable condition.

Police arrested a 44-year-old male suspect in Napierville on August 24th. He is being questioned by homicide detectives.

Both victims are known to police. Therrien was serving parole for a 70-month sentence he received in 2014 after he pleaded guilty to possessing cocaine for the purposes of trafficking.

This year’s Montreal homicide victim list can be viewed here. 

Update, Husband charged with murder – Kitchener House explosion that killed Edresilda Haan, deemed a homicide

The Waterloo Regional Police Service, and the Kitchener Fire Department, responded to Sprucedale Crescent shortly after 8 a.m. on August 22nd on report of an explosion.

Police arrived to find Edresilda Haan, 58, deceased in the backyard of the home. A 58-year-old male, who also resided in the home, was airlifted to hospital with critical injuries.

Police determined that Edresilda Haan’s death was the result of a homicide. The cause of the explosion is still under investigation.

Anyone with information to call 519-570-9777 ext. 8419.

Update October 9th 2018
Udo Haan, 58, who remains in hospital under medical care, has been charged with first-degree murder and one count of arson with disregard for human life in relation to the house explosion that took the life of his wife Edresilda Haan.