Table 3
Self-reported violent victimization of younger and older Canadians, by offender and offence characteristics, 2009

Table 3
Self-reported violent victimization of younger and older Canadians, by offender and offence characteristics, 2009
Offender and offence characteristicsNote 1 Violent victimization of younger Canadians (15 to 54 years) Violent victimization of older Canadians (55 years and over)Note Total violent victimization
number (thousands) percent number (thousands) percent number (thousands) percent
Number of offenders  
One 1,277 78 72 69 1,350 78
Two or more 356 22 Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published 388 22
Sex  
Male 1,122 88 60 86 1,182 88
Female 152 12 Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published 162 12
Relationship of offender to the victimNote 2  
Family, friend, acquaintance, neighbour 782 48 46Note E: Use with caution 44Note E: Use with caution 828 48
Stranger 746 46 56Note E: Use with caution 54 802 46
Location of the incident  
Private residence 787 32Note * 85Note E: Use with caution 50 873 33
Commercial or institutional establishment 995 40Note * 42Note E: Use with caution 25Note E: Use with caution 1,037 39
Street or other public place 629 25 42Note E: Use with caution 25Note E: Use with caution 671 25
Presence of a weapon  
Yes 636 27 57Note E: Use with caution 35Note E: Use with caution 693 27
No 1,748 73 106 65 1,855 73
Did the incident cause injuries  
Yes 442 18 32Note E: Use with caution 19Note E: Use with caution 474 18
No 2,080 82 137 81 2,217 82
reference category
E use with caution
F too unreliable to be published
* significantly different from reference category (p < 0.05)
1. Excludes all incidents of spousal sexual and physical assault.
2. The category of "other" relationship is included in the total but not shown. Therefore, totals may not add up to 100%.
Note: Excludes data from the Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut.
Source: Statistics Canada, General Social Survey, 2009.
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