Homicide rate reaches nine-year high

Following the stabbing death of a 55-year-old man in Carlington, Ottawa has reached a nine-year high in the homicide rate.

The unidentified man's death marks the 14th homicide in Ottawa so far this year.

That matches the number of homicides recorded in Ottawa in 2007, according to data obtained from Statistics Canada. It's also only two homicides away from the 10-year peak of 16 homicides, which was set in 2006.

Four of 2016's homicides have been stabbings; the other 10 were shootings.

Here's what we know so far about this year's homicide victims, and the police investigations into the deaths.

1) Mohamed Najdi, 28
- Died January 10
- Shot on Claremont Drive (4th shooting of the year)
- Suspects: Alaa Asiri, 33; Ali Elenezi, 18; Lual Lual, 26; Mohamud Yusuf, 25; Mohamed Mohamed, 32; Nedeljko Borozan, 26
- Charges: First-degree murder and kidnapping

2) Marwan Arab, 20
- Died January 31
- Shot on Cobden Road (6th shooting of the year)
- Suspects: none at this time

3) Mohamed Ali Hassan, 19
- Died February 22
- Stabbed in Lawson Park on King George Street
- Suspects: Michael LeBlanc, 26
- Charges: Second-degree murder

4) Taylor Morrow-Flint, 20
- Died February 24
- Shot on Ritchie Street (11th shooting of the year)
- Suspects: none at this time

5) Nooredin Hassan, 20
- Died March 8
- Shot on Ogilvie Road at Jasmine Crescent (14th shooting of the year)
- Suspects: none at this time

6) Christina Voelzing, 24
- Died March 30 after being taken off life support
- Shot on March 27 on Sonnet Crescent (16th shooting of the year)
- Suspects: Behnam Yaali, 23
- Charges: Second-degree murder

7) Lonnie Leafloor, 56
- Died May 2
- Stabbed on Lepage Avenue
- Suspects: none at this time

8) Nicholas Kim, 30
- Died May 24
- Shot on Farriers Lane (27th shooting of the year)
- Suspects: Jonathan Ranger, 32, WANTED for murder and attempted murder

9) Tarique Leger, 19 (of Montreal)
- Died July 10
- Shot on St. Andrew Street (36th shooting of the year)
- Suspects: none at this time

10) Jeremy Mack, 36
- Died July 23
- Stabbed on Winthrop Private
- Suspects: None at this time

11) Omar Rashid-Ghader, 33
- Died August 14
- Shot at the Sentral Nightclub on Dalhousie Street (40th shooting of the year)
- Suspects: Mustafa Ahmed, 28, WANTED for second-degree murder

12) Jacob Thompson, 40
- Died September 24
- Shot on Elmira Drive (46th shooting of the year)
- Suspects: None at this time

13) Abdi Jama, 26
- Died September 25
- Shot on Shillington Avenue (47th shooting of the year)
- Suspects: None at this time

14) Unidentified Male, 55
- Died October 6
- Stabbed on Rosenthal Avenue
- Suspects: None at this time

This is a corrected article. It adds that Mustafa Ahmed is wanted on a charge of second-degree murder. A previous version had mistakenly said no charges.