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Homicides

Each homicide represents the death of a person whose life was valuable. They all have family, friends, and loved ones who are left to grieve, not only the loss of life, but the violent way in which their lives were taken.

The Edmonton Police Service wants to provide reassurance to Edmontonians of their safety. This is not intended to diminish the tragedy of these homicides, but to ensure Edmontonians still feel safe in their city.

In 2014, the EPS partnered with Dr. Sandy Jung from MacEwan University to study five years' worth of EPS homicide data. This research demonstrated that not everyone faces the same level of risk as it relates to being the victim (or perpetrator) of a violent crime or homicide. Different choices around relationships, associates, the places you go and your actions result in different experiences and outcomes in the community.

Total homicides for 2017: 40

  • To date, 25 of the homicides from 2017 have been cleared. 1 of those 25 homicides was found non-culpable and 15 are still under investigation

  • Year to date, 32 of the victims were male and 8 were female.

  • Year to date, 25 of the persons responsible for homicides were males and 5 females.

  • 32 of the 40 homicides involved the use of one or multiple weapons. 14 were edged weapons, 16 involved a gun, 1 was a baseball bat and 1 is holdback information.


*The EPS considers a file to be cleared when either a suspect is charged; a warrant is issued for arrest; if the suspect dies prior to their eventual arrest; or if the homicide is found to be a non-culpable.


We have compiled a list to the left of recent unsolved homicides, historical homicides, and homicide files with rewards offered for information. Files are organized by the decade in which the homicide occurred.

These are all considered open cases and we are appealing to the public for any helpful information regarding these files. If you have information about these cases, or any other unsolved homicide, please contact the Homicide Section or Crime Stoppers.