Victims of violent crime committed with a knife, 2008
|Type of offence||Total victims of violent crime with a knife1||Total victims|
|number||percent of total||number|
1. Includes all piercing and cutting instruments in addition to knives, e.g. broken bottle, screwdriver, scissors.
2. Includes assault (level 1), assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm (level 2) and aggravated assault (level 3).
3. Includes sexual assault (level 1), sexual assault with a weapon (level 2) and aggravated sexual assault (level 3). Excludes other sexual offences such as invitation to sexual touching, sexual exploitation and incest.
Note: Homicide data reflect victim counts from the Homicide Survey and represent 100% of the national volume of homicides. Data pertaining to other violent crimes (including totals) reflect victim counts from the UCR2 survey and represent 98% of the population of Canada.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Homicide Survey and Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR2) Survey.
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