Table 2
Number of victims of police-reported violent crime by age group, Canada, 2008

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Number of victims of police-reported violent crime by age group, Canada, 2008
Type of offence Adult victims (aged 18 and over)
18 to 24 years 25 to 34 years 35 to 44 years 45 to 54 years 55 to 64 years 65 years and over Total
Sex of the victim
Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male
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Physical assault - total 26,225 26,979 27,140 26,743 22,128 22,009 12,653 15,381 3,628 5,774 1,821 2,231 93,595 99,117
Aggravated assault (level 3) 176 834 204 596 152 457 71 257 23 92 16 31 642 2,267
Assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm (level 2) 4,267 8,564 4,358 7,028 3,567 5,843 2,025 4,059 557 1,335 276 493 15,050 27,322
Assault (level 1) 21,339 16,296 21,654 15,273 17,917 13,811 10,340 10,398 3,005 4,197 1,496 1,627 75,751 61,602
Other assaults 443 1,285 924 3,846 492 1,898 217 667 43 150 33 80 2,152 7,926
Sexual assault - total 3,758 313 2,464 168 1,501 147 811 75 232 27 154 17 8,920 747
Aggravated sexual assault (level 3) 30 1 25 6 19 4 11 0 2 0 1 0 88 11
Sexual assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm (level 2) 64 8 63 2 47 7 21 1 2 0 0 0 197 18
Sexual assault (level 1) 3,538 278 2,301 151 1,399 119 752 70 219 25 148 17 8,357 660
Other sexual crimes 1 126 26 75 9 36 17 27 4 9 2 5 0 278 58
Other violations involving violence - total 12,479 11,225 12,990 10,561 11,824 10,562 7,747 8,477 2,942 3,815 1,509 1,762 49,491 46,402
Homicide/attempted murder 59 306 67 242 55 176 48 126 28 52 21 42 278 944
Robbery 2,477 5,334 1,485 2,875 1,241 2,246 1,174 2,004 631 940 361 460 7,369 13,859
Extortion 98 120 105 155 86 129 91 121 35 67 32 35 447 627
Criminal harassment 4,129 896 4,996 1,460 4,625 1,814 2,569 1,376 898 619 508 332 17,725 6,497
Uttering threats 4,603 4,252 5,427 5,594 5,215 5,999 3,535 4,704 1,245 2,051 535 844 20,560 23,444
Forcible confinement 1,083 290 867 192 558 151 292 106 85 60 40 32 2,925 831
Other violent violations 2 30 27 43 43 44 47 38 40 20 26 12 17 187 200
Total violent violations 42,462 38,517 42,594 37,472 35,453 32,718 21,211 23,933 6,802 9,616 3,484 4,010 152,006 146,266
1.
Includes such offences as sexual interference, sexual exploitation, invitation to sexual touching, incest, anal intercourse and bestiality.
2.
Includes arson, other assaults, assault against a peace/public officer, criminal negligence causing bodily harm, discharge firearm with intent, unlawfully causing bodily harm, and other violent offences.
Note(s):
Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding. The 2008 data are based upon information reported by police services covering 98% of the population of Canada. Excludes incidents where the sex and/or age of the victim was unknown.
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.
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