Victims of police-reported violent crime, by family and non-family members and type of offence, Canada, 2010
|Type of offence||Victims of family violenceNote 1||Victims of non-family violenceNote 2||Total|
|Sexual assaultNote 3||7,531||8||17,889||6||25,420||6|
|Major assault (levels 2 and 3)Note 4||12,708||13||40,477||14||53,185||13|
|Common assault (level 1)Note 5||54,386||55||114,219||39||168,605||43|
|Other assaultsNote 6||2,558||3||15,870||5||18,428||5|
|Indecent/harassing phone calls||3,055||3||15,359||5||18,414||5|
|Other violent offencesNote 7||2,015||2||5,479||2||7,494||2|
1. Family violence refers to violence committed by spouses (legally married, separated, divorced, common-law partners), parents, children, siblings, and extended family. Spousal victims includes those aged 15 to 89 years. All other family relationships include victims aged 0 to 89 years.
2. Non-family violence refers to violence committed by dating partners, friends, casual acquaintances, business associates, criminal associates, authority figures, and strangers. Includes victims aged 0 to 89 years.
3. Includes sexual assault, classified as one of three levels according to the seriousness of the incidents, as well as other sexual crimes. Level 1 sexual assault is the category of least physical injury to the victim; level 2 includes sexual assault with a weapon, threats to use a weapon, or causing bodily harm; and level 3 includes aggravated sexual assault which wounds, maims, disfigures, or endangers the life of the victim.
4. Level 2 assault is defined as assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm and level 3 assault is defined as assault that wounds, maims, disfigures or endangers the life of the victim.
5. Level 1 assault is the least serious form of assault and includes pushing, slapping, punching and face-to-face verbal threats.
6. Includes unlawfully causing bodily harm, discharge firearm with intent, assault against peace-public officer, and other assaults.
7. Includes criminal negligence causing bodily harm, kidnapping, hostage-taking, explosives causing death/bodily harm, arson and other violent violations.
Note: Excludes incidents where the sex and/or age of victim was unknown and where the relationship between the victim and the accused was unknown. Totals do not match the information presented in Table 1.1 due to the exclusion of unknown relationships. 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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