Nunavut had Canada's highest homicide rate last year, according to numbers from Statistics Canada.

Nunavut had five homicides in 2012, which resulted in a rate of 14.84 people per 100,000. The overall Canadian homicide rate per 100,000 was only 1.56. Nunavut had seven homicides in 2011.

Statistics Canada says in 2012, Canada had its lowest homicide rate since 1966. Police recorded 543 homicides, down 55 from the previous year.

Quebec, the Northwest Territories and Ontario were the only jurisdictions with increased homicides in 2012. The N.W.T. had five homicides in 2012, up from three in 2011.

Yukon had no homicides in either 2011 or 2012.