Table 2.1
Victims of police-reported violent crime, by relationship of accused to victim and sex of victim, Canada, 2010

Table 2.1
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
Intimate partner 82,168 574 20,545 147 102,713 363
SpouseNote 2      39,297      422      9,359 104 48,656 265
Dating partnerNote 3      42,871      672      11,186 186 54,057 436
Non-intimate partner      121,609      719      170,151 1,017 291,760 867
Other family memberNote 4 29,518      175 20,783 124 50,301 150
Friend/acquaintance 59,526      352 78,725 471 138,251 411
Casual acquaintance 41,935      248 54,349 325 96,284 286
Business relationship 6,654      39 10,755 64 17,409 52
Close friend 7,998      47 8,250 49 16,248 48
Criminal relationship 414      2 1,991 12 2,405 7
Authority figure 2,525      15 3,380 20 5,905 18
Stranger 32,565      193 70,643 422 103,208 307
Total 203,777 Note : not applicable 190,696 Note : not applicable 394,473 Note : not applicable
... not applicable
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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