Table 1.1
Victims of police-reported violent crime, by sex of victim and relationship of the accused to the victim, Canada, 2010

Table 1.1
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
number percent number percent number percent
Total spouses 39,297 19 9,359 5 48,656 12
Current spouseNote 1 27,237 13 6,281 3 33,518 8
Ex-spouseNote 2 12,060 6 3,078 2 15,138 4
Other immediate and extended family 29,518 14 20,783 11 50,301 13
ParentNote 3 9,907 5 7,307 4 17,214 4
ChildNote 4 5,388 3 3,064 2 8,452 2
SiblingNote 5 6,365 3 4,622 2 10,987 3
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
Boyfriend/girlfriend 25,070 12 6,262 3 31,332 8
Ex-boyfriend/girlfriend 17,559 9 4,561 2 22,120 6
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
Close friend 7,998 4 8,250 4 16,248 4
Business relationship 6,654 3 10,755 6 17,409 4
Casual acquaintance 41,935 21 54,349 28 96,284 24
Criminal relationshipNote 8 414 0 1,991 1 2,405 1
Authority figureNote 9 2,525 1 3,380 2 5,905 1
Stranger 32,565 16 70,643 37 103,208 26
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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