Table 4.2
Senior victims of police-reported violent crime, by family and non-family violence and type of offence, Canada, 2010

Table 4.2
Senior victims of police-reported violent crime, by family and non-family violence and type of offence, Canada, 2010
Type of offence FamilyNote 1 Non-familyNote 2 Total
number percent number percent number percent
Homicide 15 0.5 26 0.5 41 0.5
Attempted murder 5 0 4 0 9 0
Sexual assault (levels 1, 2, 3) 26 1 183 3 209 2
Physical assault 1,873 67 2,532 45 4,405 52
Serious assault (levels 2 and 3) 341 12 529 9 870 10
Common assault (level 1) 1,455 52 1,882 33 3,337 39
Other assaultsNote 3 77 3 121 2 198 2
Robbery 29 1 734 13 763 9
Extortion 24 1 47 1 71 1
Criminal harassment 114 4 348 6 462 5
Uttering threats 474 17 1,025 18 1,499 18
Indecent/harassing phone calls 193 7 684 12 877 10
Other violent offencesNote 4 37 1 93 2 130 2
Total 2,790 100 5,676 100 8,466 100
1. Family violence refers to violence committed by spouses (legally married, separated, divorced, common-law partners), children, siblings, and extended family.
2. Non-family violence refers to violence committed by friends, dating partners, casual acquaintances, business associates, criminal associates, authority figures, and strangers.
3. Other assaults include unlawfully causing bodily harm, criminal negligence causing bodily harm, using a firearm or imitation firearm in the commission of an offence, pointing a firearm, discharging firearm with intent, trap likely to cause bodily harm and other assaults.
4. Includes arson (disregard for human life), intimidation of a justice system participant or a journalist, intimidation of non-justice participant, kidnapping, and other violent offences.
Note: Excludes incidents where the victim's sex and/or age was unknown. 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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