2016 First Six Months Homicide Victim Age Distributions

Here is a histogram of the ages of  homicide victims of both sexes in Canada for the first half of 2016. The peak is in the 20 to 25 age range and generally declines with age. Relatively few victims are under 15.


The histogram for male victims also peaks in the 20 to 25 age range and declines sharply from there.

histmaleFor females there is no peak in the 20-25 range as for males. This could be due to a higher proportion of female domestic homicide victims. There are considerably fewer female homicides than male homicides.


Human remains identified as Kate Lynn Reid.

51 year old Kate Lynn Reid was last seen January 1, 2015 at her apartment in Kitchener Ontario.  Last seen on January 1st 2015 near her apartment, Reid was reported missing by a relative on January 27, 2015.

March 8th, 2015 Waterloo Regional Police have charged Hugh Rayburn McColl, a 61-year-old Kitchener man who was also the victim’s ex-roommate, with second-degree murder in connection to the disappearance and presumed death of Reid.

Human remains were found Friday March 27th, 2015 behind a dumpster at the apartment where Kate Lynn Reid lived. According to police, the autopsy also provided further evidence that Reid was killed, though what caused them to believe that has not been released.