Table 6
Victims of violence by age group, sex of victim and offence type, reported to a subset of police services, 2008

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Victims of violence by age group, sex of victim and offence type, reported to a subset of police services, 2008: Part 1
Offence Age group (years)
Less than 3 3 to 5  6 to 8 9 to 11
Total Female Male Total Female Male Total Female Male Total Female Male
  number
Physical assault – total 1,010 435 575 1,195 480 715 2,206 764 1,442 4,636 1,459 3,177
Aggravated assault (level 3) 67 31 36 8 5 3 2 0 2 7 0 7
Assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm (level 2) 204 81 123 202 87 115 531 204 327 1,102 319 783
Common assault (level 1) 703 308 395 968 380 588 1,639 542 1,097 3,451 1,106 2,345
Other assaults 1 36 15 21 17 8 9 34 18 16 76 34 42
Sexual assault – total 252 186 66 1,459 978 481 1,711 1,205 506 2,066 1,546 520
Aggravated sexual assault (level 3) 1 1 0 2 1 1 4 2 2 2 2 0
Sexual assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm (level 2) 0 0 0 4 4 0 10 7 3 17 13 4
Sexual assault (level 1) 149 105 44 1,138 760 378 1,283 905 378 1,554 1,152 402
Other sexual crimes 2 102 80 22 315 213 102 414 291 123 493 379 114
Other violations involving violence – total 457 228 229 335 158 177 519 238 281 1,424 573 851
Homicide/attempts 20 9 11 9 4 5 8 3 5 7 2 5
Robbery 20 12 8 8 6 2 33 8 25 228 38 190
Extortion 0 0 0 3 0 3 3 0 3 5 0 5
Criminal harassment 12 6 6 11 4 7 37 17 20 126 65 61
Uttering threats 241 118 123 169 80 89 297 136 161 850 349 501
Kidnapping/forcible confinement 24 11 13 18 10 8 30 13 17 57 29 28
Abduction – non-parental 34 20 14 23 10 13 37 23 14 64 45 19
Abduction – parental 40 18 22 55 30 25 43 24 19 30 12 18
Other violent violations 3 66 34 32 39 14 25 31 14 17 57 33 24
Total violent violations 1,719 849 870 2,989 1,616 1,373 4,436 2,207 2,229 8,126 3,578 4,548
Victims of violence by age group, sex of victim and offence type, reported to a subset of police services, 2008: Part 2
Offence Age group (years)
12 to 14 15 to 17 Children and youth victims (under 18) Young adult victims (18 to 24)
Total Female Male Total Female Male Total Female Male Total Female Male
  number
Physical assault – total 12,375 4,884 7,491 20,504 9,317 11,187 41,926 17,339 24,587 53,204 26,225 26,979
Aggravated assault (level 3) 60 17 43 278 59 219 422 112 310 1,010 176 834
Assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm (level 2) 2,409 760 1,649 4,603 1,496 3,107 9,051 2,947 6,104 12,831 4,267 8,564
Common assault (level 1) 9,766 4,056 5,710 15,389 7,664 7,725 31,916 14,056 17,860 37,635 21,339 16,296
Other assaults 1 140 51 89 234 98 136 537 224 313 1,728 443 1,285
Sexual assault – total 4,241 3,706 535 3,912 3,520 392 13,641 11,141 2,500 4,071 3,758 313
Aggravated sexual assault (level 3) 6 5 1 13 10 3 28 21 7 31 30 1
Sexual assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm (level 2) 28 21 7 52 49 3 111 94 17 72 64 8
Sexual assault (level 1) 3,347 2,941 406 3,456 3,122 334 10,927 8,985 1,942 3,816 3,538 278
Other sexual crimes 2 860 739 121 391 339 52 2,575 2,041 534 152 126 26
Other violations involving violence – total 6,106 2,456 3,650 10,925 4,731 6,194 19,766 8,384 11,382 23,704 12,479 11,225
Homicide/attempts 19 7 12 53 11 42 116 36 80 365 59 306
Robbery 2,180 326 1,854 4,376 826 3,550 6,845 1,216 5,629 7,811 2,477 5,334
Extortion 37 17 20 88 34 54 136 51 85 157 62 95
Criminal harassment 520 351 169 1,156 923 233 1,862 1,366 496 3,268 2,758 510
Uttering threats 2,874 1,425 1,449 4,282 2,218 2,064 8,713 4,326 4,387 8,855 4,603 4,252
Kidnapping/forcible confinement 150 104 46 435 322 113 714 489 225 1,366 1,078 288
Abduction – non-parental 69 51 18 14 11 3 241 160 81 0 0 0
Abduction – parental 20 11 9 0 0 0 188 95 93 0 0 0
Other violent violations 3 237 164 73 521 386 135 951 645 306 1,882 1,442 440
Total violent violations 22,722 11,046 11,676 35,341 17,568 17,773 75,333 36,864 38,469 80,979 42,462 38,517
1.
Other assaults includes unlawfully causing bodily harm, discharge firearm with intent, using firearm during commission of offence, criminal negligence causing bodily harm and other assaults.
2.
Other sexual crimes includes sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching, sexual exploitation, incest, corrupting children, luring a child via a computer, anal intercourse, bestiality and voyeurism.
3.
Includes hostage taking, human trafficking, explosives causing bodily harm, arson and other violent violations.
Note(s):
The Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting Survey collected data from 155 police services, representing approximately 98% of the Canadian population in 2008. Includes victims under 18 years of age. Excludes incidents where the sex and/or age of the victim was unknown. Includes a small number of cases where the age of the victim and age of the accused may have been reversed.
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.
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