Table 5
Child and youth victims of violence by method of violence causing injury and sex of victim, reported to a subset of police services, 2008

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Child and youth victims of violence by method of violence causing injury and sex of victim, reported to a subset of police services, 2008
Method of violence Total Sex of victim
Female Male
  number percent number percent number percent
Total violent violations 75,333 100 36,864 100 38,469 100
No weapon 1 42,632 57 22,127 60 20,505 53
Physical force 2 24,504 33 11,552 31 12,952 34
Weapons - total 8,197 11 3,185 9 5,012 13
Firearm 3 568 1 139 0 429 1
Knife/other cutting instrument 4 1,171 2 328 1 843 2
Club, blunt instrument 5 949 1 272 1 677 2
Other weapon 6 3,215 4 1,152 3 2,063 5
Unknown 7 2,294 3 1,294 4 1,000 3
Physical assault - total 41,926 100 17,339 100 24,587 100
No weapon 1 15,872 38 6,572 38 9,300 38
Physical force 2 19,850 47 8,694 50 11,156 45
Weapons - total 6,204 15 2,073 12 4,131 17
Firearm 3 470 1 120 1 350 1
Knife/other cutting instrument 4 924 2 254 1 670 3
Club, blunt instrument 5 869 2 255 1 614 2
Other weapon 6 2,972 7 1,063 6 1,909 8
Unknown 7 969 2 381 2 588 2
Sexual assault - total 13,641 100 11,141 100 2,500 100
No weapon 1 9,887 72 8,042 72 1,845 74
Physical force 2 2,800 21 2,356 21 444 18
Weapons - total 954 7 743 7 211 8
Firearm 3 4 0 3 0 1 0
Knife/other cutting instrument 4 19 0 17 0 2 0
Club, blunt instrument 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other weapon 6 52 0 40 0 12 0
Unknown 7 879 6 683 6 196 8
Other violent violations - total 19,766 100 8,384 100 11,382 100
No weapon 1 16,873 85 7,513 90 9,360 82
Physical force 2 1,854 9 502 6 1,352 12
Weapons - total 1,039 5 369 4 670 6
Firearm 3 94 0 16 0 78 1
Knife/other cutting instrument 4 228 1 57 1 171 2
Club, blunt instrument 5 80 0 17 0 63 1
Other weapon 6 191 1 49 1 142 1
Unknown 7 446 2 230 3 216 2
1.
No weapon was involved, or no injury was caused.
2.
The use of body strength and/or action that is used to cause bodily injury or death (ie. choking, punching, pushing).
3.
Firearms include fully automatic firearms, sawed-off rifles, handguns, rifles and other firearm like weapons.
4.
Includes knives and other cutting/piercing instrument that would cut or pierce.
5.
Includes any tool or article that is used to cause injury using a hitting or bludgeoning action.
6.
Other weapons might include motor vehicles, poison and other objects that may be used for strangulation.
7.
There is no indication of what type of weapon caused an injury to the victim.
Note(s):
Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding. Includes victims under 18 years of age. Excludes incidents where the age and/or sex of the victim was unknown. The Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting Survey collected data from 155 police services, representing approximately 98% of the Canadian population in 2008.
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.
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