Table 2.6
Victims of police-reported intimate partner violence, by clearance status and type of intimate partner relationship, Canada, 2010

Table 2.6
Victims of police-reported intimate partner violence, by clearance status and type of intimate partner relationship, Canada, 2010
Type of incident clearance status Victims of spousal violenceNote 1 Victims of dating violenceNote 2 Total victims of intimate partner violence
number percent number percent number percent
Not clearedNote 3 4,734 11 7,919 15 12,653 13
Cleared by charge 31,136 70 35,157 67 66,293 68
Cleared otherwise 8,524 19 9,645 18 18,169 19
Complainant requests charges not be laid 3,926 9 5,277 10 9,203 9
Reasons beyond the control of department 2,607 6 607 1 3,214 3
Departmental discretion 1,724 4 3,415 6 5,139 5
OtherNote 4 267 1 346 1 613 1
Total 44,394 100 52,721 100 97,115 100
1. Spousal violence refers to violence committed by legally married, separated, divorced, and common-law partners. Includes victims aged 15 to 89.
2. Dating partner violence refers to violence committed by boyfriends/girlfriends (current and previous), and other intimate partners. Includes victims aged 15 to 89.
3. 'Not cleared' refers to incidents where an accused person has not been identified in connection with the incident.
4. 'Cleared by other means' includes suicide of accused, death of accused, death of witness/complainant, accused is less than 12 years of age, committal of accused to mental hospital, accused in foreign country, accused involved in other incidents, accused already sentenced, diversionary programs, incidents cleared by a lesser statute, incident cleared by other municipal/provincial/federal agency.
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. Excludes information from the Montréal Police Service due to the unavailability of clearance data in 2010.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.
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