Table 4.3
Senior victims of police-reported violent crime, by family and non-family violence and type of weapon, Canada, 2010

Table 4.3
Senior victims of police-reported violent crime, by family and non-family violence and type of weapon, Canada, 2010
Type of weapon FamilyNote 1 Non-familyNote 2 Total
number percent number percent number percent
Threats or no weapon 674 25 1,808 34 2,482 31
Physical force 1,633 61 2,640 50 4,273 53
Weapon 381 14 851 16 1,232 15
Club or blunt instrument 74 3 129 2 203 3
Knife or other piercing instrument 122 5 204 4 326 4
Firearm 21 1 141 3 162 2
Other weaponNote 3 164 6 377 7 541 7
Unknown 102 Note : not applicable 377 Note : not applicable 479 Note : not applicable
Total 2,790 100 5,676 100 8,466 100
... not applicable
1. Family violence refers to violence committed by spouses (legally married, separated, divorced, and common-law partners), children, siblings, and extended family.
2. Non-family violence refers to violence committed by friends, dating partners, casual acquaintances, business relationships, criminal relationships, authority figures, and strangers.
3. Includes, for example, explosives, fire, motor vehicle or poison.
Note: Senior victims refer to those aged 65 to 89 years. Percentages have been calculated excluding unknown type of weapon. Percentages may not add up due to rounding. Excludes incidents where the sex and/or age of the victim was unknown.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.
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