Table 5
Percentages of adult victims (aged 18 and over) of police-reported violent crime by type of offence and incident characteristics, Canada, 2008

Percentages of adult victims (aged 18 and over) of police-reported violent crime by type of offence and incident characteristics, Canada, 2008: Part 1
Characteristics related to the crime Adult victims (aged 18 and over)
Type of violent offence
Sexual assault Physical assaults Robbery Uttering threats
Sex of the victim
Female Male Total Female Male Total Female Male Total Female Male Total
  percent
Location  
Residential 1 59 48 58 71 42 56 12 14 14 67 54 60
Commercial 2 11 11 11 8 18 13 46 32 37 10 16 13
Institutional 3 6 16 7 4 8 6 2 2 2 9 10 10
Public place 4 18 15 17 13 29 22 38 50 46 9 16 13
Unknown 5 6 10 7 3 4 3 2 2 2 4 4 4
Total incident 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Injury  
Unknown 6 14 16 14 6 5 6 4 3 4 2 2 2
No injuries 7 60 67 61 36 36 36 62 51 55 59 61 60
Minor physical injuries 8 24 14 23 56 54 55 23 35 31 1 1 1
Major physical injuries 9 0 0 0 2 5 3 1 3 2 . . .
Death . . . . . . . . . . . .
Not applicable 10 1 3 1 0 0 0 10 8 9 38 36 37
Total incident 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Weapon causing injury  
Unknown 11 5 7 5 2 3 3 2 3 2 2 2 2
No weapon 12 62 70 62 36 36 36 72 59 64 97 97 97
Physical force 13 32 21 31 54 44 49 20 25 23 1 1 1
Firearm 14 0 . 0 0 1 0 2 3 2 0 0 0
Knife/other piercing, cutting instrument 15 1 0 1 2 5 3 2 5 4 0 0 0
Club, blunt instrument 16 0 0 0 1 4 3 1 3 2 0 0 0
Other weapon 17 1 1 1 4 7 6 1 3 3 0 0 0
Weapons - total 1 1 1 8 16 12 5 14 11 0 0 0
Total incident 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Relation of accused to the victim  
Unknown 18 16 19 16 12 19 16 16 16 16 13 16 14
Spouse 5 0 5 24 5 14 0 0 0 8 1 4
Ex-spouse 3 0 3 5 1 3 0 0 0 10 2 6
Other family 19 9 14 9 11 8 9 1 0 0 12 9 10
Total family 17 14 16 40 14 27 2 0 1 30 11 20
Boyfriend/girlfriend 4 1 4 17 4 10 1 0 0 3 0 2
Ex-boyfriend/girlfriend 3 1 3 5 2 3 1 0 0 9 1 5
Stranger 24 19 23 9 32 21 75 76 75 12 24 18
Other non family 20 37 46 38 17 29 23 6 8 7 33 47 41
Total non family 68 67 68 48 66 57 82 84 83 57 73 65
Total incident 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Percentages of adult victims (aged 18 and over) of police-reported violent crime by type of offence and incident characteristics, Canada, 2008: Part 2
Characteristics related to the crime Adult victims (aged 18 and over)
Type of violent offence Total
Criminal harassment Other violent violations 21
Sex of the victim
Female Male Total Female Male Total Female Male Total
  percent
Location  
Residential 1 75 73 74 76 53 67 68 43 55
Commercial 2 9 11 10 6 13 9 10 18 14
Institutional 3 5 5 5 3 4 3 5 7 6
Public place 4 6 7 7 12 28 18 13 28 21
Unknown 5 5 5 5 3 3 3 4 4 4
Total incident 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Injury  
Unknown 6 10 12 10 5 5 5 6 5 6
No injuries 7 37 32 36 35 36 35 42 41 42
Minor physical injuries 8 1 0 1 40 16 30 38 40 39
Major physical injuries 9 . . . 5 16 9 1 4 2
Death . . . 4 18 9 0 0 0
Not applicable 10 53 56 53 12 10 11 12 9 11
Total incident 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Weapon causing injury  
Unknown 11 9 11 10 2 3 2 3 3 3
No weapon 12 90 88 89 47 46 46 54 51 53
Physical force 13 1 1 1 39 13 28 37 33 35
Firearm 14 . . . 2 16 8 0 1 1
Knife/other piercing, cutting instrument 15 . . . 5 13 8 1 4 3
Club, blunt instrument 16 . . . 1 4 3 1 3 2
Other weapon 17 0 0 0 5 5 5 3 5 4
Weapons - total 0 0 0 13 38 23 5 13 9
Total incident 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Relation of accused to the victim  
Unknown 18 18 20 19 11 24 16 13 19 16
Spouse 2 1 2 21 2 13 17 4 10
Ex-spouse 15 7 13 8 1 5 6 2 4
Other family 19 4 6 5 5 5 5 10 7 8
Total family 21 13 19 33 7 23 33 12 23
Boyfriend/girlfriend 2 1 2 19 1 12 12 3 7
Ex-boyfriend/girlfriend 20 11 17 10 1 6 7 2 5
Stranger 13 17 14 13 31 20 14 34 24
Other non family 20 26 38 29 14 36 23 21 30 25
Total non family 61 66 62 56 69 61 54 69 61
Total incident 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
1.
Includes single homes/house, private property structures, dwelling units or commercial dwelling units.
2.
Includes banks or other financial institutions, convenience stores, gas stations, new or used car dealerships, bar or restaurants, or other commercial/corporate places.
3.
Includes school (during supervised activity), school (not during supervised activity), universities/colleges or other non commercial/corporate place.
4.
Includes parking lots, transit/bus shelters, subways/subway stations, other public transportation or connected facility, streets, roads, highways, open areas, or construction sites.
5.
The actual place where the incident occurred cannot be determined.
6.
The extent of injuries to the victim could not be determined.
7.
No visible injury were noted at the time of the incident.
8.
Minor physical injuries require no professional medical treatment or only some first aid (e.g., band aid, ice, etc.).
9.
Major physical injuries require professional medical attention at the scene or transportation to a medical facility.
10.
The violation did not involve the use of weapons nor physical force against victim.
11.
There is no indication of what type of weapon caused an injury to the victim.
12.
No weapon was involved, or no injury was caused.
13.
The use of body strength and/or action that is used to cause bodily injury or death (i.e.. choking, punching, pushing).
14.
Includes fully automatic firearms, rifles, sawed off rifles/shotguns, handguns and other firearm like weapons.
15.
Includes knives and other cutting/piercing instrument that would cut or pierce.
16.
Includes any tool or article that is used to cause injury using a hitting or bludgeoning action.
17.
Includes explosives, fire, motor vehicle or any device used to garret or poison.
18.
The identity of the accused is not known or cannot be established.
19.
Includes extended family such as aunts, uncles, cousins, sisters/brothers-in-law, etc.
20.
Includes friends or acquaintances, business relationships or criminal relationships.
21.
Includes other categories of violent crime such as violations causing death, attempted murder, conspire to commit murder, kidnapping/forcible confinement, hostage taking, robbery, extortion, intimidation of a justice system participant or a journalist, intimidation of a non-justice system participant, explosives causing death/bodily harm, arson - disregard for human life and other violations against the person.
Note(s):
Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding. Includes victims 18 years of age and over. Excludes incidents where the age and/or sex of the victim was unknown. The 2008 data are based upon information reported by police services covering 98% of the population of Canada.
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.