Victims of police-reported violent crime, by relationship of accused to victim and sex of victim, Canada, 2010
|Accused-victim relationship||Female victims||Male victims||Total victims|
|number||rateNote 1||number||rateNote 1||number||rateNote 1|
|Dating partnerNote 3||42,871||672||11,186||186||54,057||436|
|Other family memberNote 4||29,518||175||20,783||124||50,301||150|
|Total||203,777||Note …: not applicable||190,696||Note …: not applicable||394,473||Note …: not applicable|
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1. For intimate partner violence, rates are calculated on the basis of 100,000 population aged 15 to 89 years. For non-intimate partner violence, rates are calculated on the basis of population aged 0 to 89 years. Populations based upon July 1st estimates from Statistics Canada, Demography Division.
2. Spousal violence refers to violence committed by legally married, separated, divorced, and common-law partners (current and previous). The spousal category is based upon victims aged 15 to 89.
3. Dating partner violence refers to violence committed by boyfriends/girlfriends (current and previous) and other intimate partners. The dating partner category is based upon victims aged 15 to 89.
4. Other family member includes parents, children, siblings, and extended family.
Note: Caution should be used when comparing rates of spousal and dating partner violence as the rate of dating violence is underestimated. As described in Text box 2.1, the calculation of dating partner rates is based on the population of unmarried persons (single, separated, divorced and widowed), including both persons who have engaged in a dating relationship and those who have never engaged in a dating relationship. This leads to an underestimation of the true extent of dating violence. In contrast, the spousal violence rate is calculated using the true population at-risk of spousal violence, namely the spousal population. Therefore, the rate of spousal violence is a more accurate reflection of the prevalence of spousal violence. Excludes incidents where the sex and/or age of the victim was unknown and where the relationship between the victim and the accused was unknown.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.
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