Victims of police-reported violent crime by intimate partners, by type of offence and sex of victim, Canada, 2011
|Type of offence||Female victims||Male victims||Total|
|Homicide and other violations causing death||81||0.1||13||0.1||94||0.1|
|Sexual offencesNote 1||2,367||3||64||0||2,431||2|
|Major assault (levels 2 and 3)Note 2||8,751||11||3,913||20||12,664||13|
|Common assault (level 1)Note 3||47,142||60||12,102||62||59,244||61|
|Other assaultsNote 4||898||1||237||1||1,135||1|
|Firearms - use of, discharge, pointing||57||0||6||0||63||0|
|Indecent/harassing phone calls||2,399||3||756||4||3,155||3|
|Other violent offencesNote 5||2,508||3||108||1||2,616||3|
1. Includes sexual assault, classified as one of three levels according to the seriousness of the incidents. Level 1 sexual assault is the category of least physical injury to the victim; level 2 includes sexual assault with a weapon, threats to use a weapon, or causing bodily harm; and level 3 includes aggravated sexual assault which wounds, maims, disfigures, or endangers the life of the victim. Also includes other sexual crimes such as sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching, sexual exploitation, incest, corrupting children, luring a child via a computer, and voyeurism.
2. Level 2 assault is defined as assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm and level 3 assault is defined as assault that wounds, maims, disfigures or endangers the life of the victim.
3. Level 1 assault is the least serious form of assault and includes pushing, slapping, punching and face-to-face verbal threats.
4. Other assaults include unlawfully causing bodily harm, assault against peace-public officer, and other assaults.
5. Includes abduction, kidnapping, hostage-taking, arson and other violent violations.
Note: Intimate partner violence refers to violence committed by legally married, separated, divorced, common-law partners, dating partners (current and previous) and other intimate partners. The intimate partner category is based on victims aged 15 to 89. Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding. Excludes incidents where the sex and/or age of victim was unknown.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.
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