Victims of police-reported violent crime, by sex of victim and relationship of the accused to the victim, Canada, 2010
|Relationship of accused to victim||Female victims||Male victims||Total|
|Current spouseNote 1||27,237||13||6,281||3||33,518||8|
|Other immediate and extended family||29,518||14||20,783||11||50,301||13|
|Extended familyNote 6||7,858||4||5,790||3||13,648||3|
|Total victims of family violence excluding dating violence||68,815||34||30,142||16||98,957||25|
|Dating partnersNote 7||43,562||21||11,261||6||54,823||14|
|Other intimate partner||933||0||438||0||1,371||0|
|Total victims of family violence including dating violence||112,377||55||41,403||22||153,780||39|
|Criminal relationshipNote 8||414||0||1,991||1||2,405||1|
|Authority figureNote 9||2,525||1||3,380||2||5,905||1|
|UnknownNote 10||74||Note …: not applicable||127||Note …: not applicable||201||Note …: not applicable|
|Total victims of violent crimeNote 11||204,542||100||190,898||100||395,440||100|
… not applicable
1. Current spouse includes legally married and common-law partners aged 15 years and older.
2. Ex-spouse includes separated and divorced partners aged 15 years and older.
3. Includes a small number of victims under 18 years of age where the relationship of the accused to the victim was miscoded as 'child' and was therefore recoded as 'parent'.
4. Includes a small number of victims aged 65 years and older where the relationship of the accused to the victim was miscoded as 'parent' and was therefore recoded as 'child'.
5. Sibling includes biological, step, half, foster or adopted brother or sister.
6. Extended family includes all other family members related by blood, marriage (including common-law) or adoption. Examples include uncles, aunts, cousins and grandparents.
7. Dating relationships include victims under 90 years of age, including those dating partner victims under the age of 15. The counts for dating partner victims do not match the information presented elsewhere in this report due to differences in the ages covered.
8. Criminal relationship includes those relationships with the victim based on illegal activities, such as drugs or prostitution.
9. Authority figure includes persons in a position of trust or authority who is not a family member.
10. Unknown includes incidents where the relationship between the victim and the accused was reported by police as unknown.
11. Violent crime includes violations causing death, attempted murder, sexual assaults, assaults, robbery, criminal harassment, uttering threats and other violations involving violence or the threat of violence.
Note: Percentage calculations are based on incidents where the relationship between the victim and the accused was known. Excludes incidents where the sex and/or age of the victim was unknown. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.
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