Child and youth victims (0 to 17 years) of police-reported violent crime, by family and non-family members and most serious weapon present, Canada, 2010
|Type of weapon||Victims of family violenceNote 1||Victims of non-family violenceNote 2||Total|
|Knife, other piercing/cutting instrumentNote 3||565||3||3,079||6||3,644||5|
|Other weaponNote 4||1,336||8||3,712||7||5,048||7|
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1. Family violence refers to violence committed by parents, siblings, extended family and spouses.
2. Non-family violence refers to violence committed by acquaintances, friends, neighbours, authority figures (e.g., teacher, daycare worker), dating partners, criminal associates, business associates and strangers.
3. Knife includes other piercing/cutting instrument, such as a hatchet, razor blade or broken bottle.
4. Includes other types of weapons such as explosives, fire, motor vehicles or poison.
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 spousal victims under the age of 15 years. Unknown weapons were excluded in the calculation of percentages. Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.
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