Senior victims of police-reported violent crimes, by family and non-family violence and type of clearance status, Canada, 2010
|Type of clearance status||FamilyNote 1||Non-familyNote 2||Total|
|Not clearedNote 3||413||16||2,070||39||2,483||32|
|Cleared by charge||1,330||51||1,627||31||2,957||38|
|Complainant requests charges not be laid||553||21||784||15||1,337||17|
|Reasons beyond the control of department||78||3||146||3||224||3|
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. '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: Senior victims refer to those aged 65 to 89 years. 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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