Table 6
Number of adult victims (aged 18 and over) of police-reported violent crime by type of offence and characteristics, Canada, 2008

Number of adult victims (aged 18 and over) of police-reported violent crime by type of offence and 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
  number
Location  
Residential 1 5,240 360 5,600 66,707 41,415 108,122 905 1,965 2,870 13,768 12,569 26,337
Commercial 2 970 80 1,050 7,591 17,516 25,107 3,410 4,438 7,848 2,067 3,784 5,851
Institutional 3 570 117 687 3,910 7,619 11,529 122 251 373 1,913 2,307 4,220
Public place 4 1,577 114 1,691 12,425 29,025 41,450 2,786 6,894 9,680 1,907 3,867 5,774
Unknown 5 563 76 639 2,962 3,542 6,504 146 311 457 905 917 1,822
Total incident 8,920 747 9,667 93,595 99,117 192,712 7,369 13,859 21,228 20,560 23,444 44,004
Injury  
Unknown 6 1,235 119 1,354 5,524 5,196 10,720 294 467 761 427 585 1,012
No injuries 7 5,383 500 5,883 34,026 35,737 69,763 4,574 7,102 11,676 12,101 14,313 26,414
Minor physical injuries 8 2,160 102 2,262 52,458 53,213 105,671 1,709 4,821 6,530 185 198 383
Major physical injuries 9 30 2 32 1,499 4,840 6,339 67 386 453 . . .
Death . . . . . . . . . . . .
Not applicable 10 112 24 136 88 131 219 725 1,083 1,808 7,847 8,348 16,195
Total incident 8,920 747 9,667 93,595 99,117 192,712 7,369 13,859 21,228 20,560 23,444 44,004
Weapon causing injury  
Unknown 11 464 55 519 2,053 3,229 5,282 161 355 516 394 546 940
No weapon 12 5,495 524 6,019 34,125 35,882 70,007 5,299 8,185 13,484 19,948 22,661 42,609
Physical force 13 2,830 158 2,988 50,291 43,772 94,063 1,508 3,418 4,926 149 138 287
Firearm 14 13 . 13 165 543 708 114 373 487 8 23 31
Knife/other piercing, cutting instrument 15 48 2 50 1,518 4,968 6,486 134 664 798 22 23 45
Club, blunt instrument 16 13 1 14 1,320 3,844 5,164 59 398 457 4 1 5
Other weapon 17 57 7 64 4,123 6,879 11,002 94 466 560 35 52 87
Weapons - total 131 10 141 7,126 16,234 23,360 401 1,901 2,302 69 99 168
Total incident 8,920 747 9,667 93,595 99,117 192,712 7,369 13,859 21,228 20,560 23,444 44,004
Relation of accused to the victim  
Unknown 18 1,392 143 1,535 11,032 19,230 30,262 1,201 2,194 3,395 2,692 3,657 6,349
Spouse 453 3 456 22,424 5,253 27,677 34 15 49 1,605 188 1,793
Ex-spouse 240 2 242 4,469 1,371 5,840 34 3 37 2,154 421 2,575
Other family 19 779 102 881 10,590 7,715 18,305 74 31 105 2,435 2,055 4,490
Total family 1,472 107 1,579 37,483 14,339 51,822 142 49 191 6,194 2,664 8,858
Boyfriend/girlfriend 334 5 339 15,444 3,895 19,339 44 11 55 675 92 767
Ex-boyfriend/girlfriend 297 5 302 4,950 1,489 6,439 55 7 62 1,829 351 2,180
Stranger 2,121 144 2,265 8,767 31,798 40,565 5,518 10,480 15,998 2,435 5,592 8,027
Other non family 20 3,304 343 3,647 15,919 28,366 44,285 409 1,118 1,527 6,735 11,088 17,823
Total non family 6,056 497 6,553 45,080 65,548 110,628 6,026 11,616 17,642 11,674 17,123 28,797
Total incident 8,920 747 9,667 93,595 99,117 192,712 7,369 13,859 21,228 20,560 23,444 44,004
Number of adult victims (aged 18 and over) of police-reported violent crime by type of offence and 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
  number
Location  
Residential 1 13,212 4,712 17,924 2,923 1,380 4,303 102,757 62,401 165,158
Commercial 2 1,643 718 2,361 231 327 558 15,912 26,863 42,775
Institutional 3 812 302 1,114 106 100 206 7,433 10,696 18,129
Public place 4 1,120 462 1,582 464 720 1,184 20,279 41,082 61,361
Unknown 5 938 303 1,241 108 75 183 5,625 5,224 10,849
Total incident 17,725 6,497 24,222 3,832 2,602 6,434 152,006 146,266 298,272
Injury  
Unknown 6 1,692 778 2,470 187 119 306 9,360 7,264 16,624
No injuries 7 6,575 2,079 8,654 1,329 925 2,254 63,991 60,656 124,647
Minor physical injuries 8 130 23 153 1,530 422 1,952 58,173 58,779 116,952
Major physical injuries 9 . . . 190 420 610 1,786 5,648 7,434
Death . . . 136 461 597 136 461 597
Not applicable 10 9,328 3,617 12,945 460 255 715 18,560 13,458 32,018
Total incident 17,725 6,497 24,222 3,832 2,602 6,434 152,006 146,266 298,272
Weapon causing injury  
Unknown 11 1,594 746 2,340 63 88 151 4,730 5,019 9,749
No weapon 12 15,903 5,696 21,599 1,796 1,190 2,986 82,569 74,138 156,707
Physical force 13 203 47 250 1,487 329 1,816 56,469 47,862 104,331
Firearm 14 . . . 69 420 489 369 1,359 1,728
Knife/other piercing, cutting instrument 15 . . . 183 343 526 1,905 6,000 7,905
Club, blunt instrument 16 . . . 56 108 164 1,452 4,352 5,804
Other weapon 17 25 8 33 178 124 302 4,512 7,536 12,048
Weapons - total 25 8 33 486 995 1,481 8,238 19,247 27,485
Total incident 17,725 6,497 24,222 3,832 2,602 6,434 152,006 146,266 298,272
Relation of accused to the victim  
Unknown 18 3,185 1,317 4,502 418 619 1,037 19,920 27,160 47,080
Spouse 338 35 373 791 49 840 25,646 5,543 31,189
Ex-spouse 2,650 471 3,121 308 17 325 9,855 2,285 12,140
Other family 19 736 362 1,098 177 126 303 14,792 10,391 25,183
Total family 3,724 868 4,592 1,276 192 1,468 50,293 18,219 68,512
Boyfriend/girlfriend 311 56 367 739 27 766 17,547 4,086 21,633
Ex-boyfriend/girlfriend 3,502 699 4,201 374 26 400 11,007 2,577 13,584
Stranger 2,343 1,113 3,456 507 804 1,311 21,691 49,931 71,622
Other non family 20 4,660 2,444 7,104 518 934 1,452 31,548 44,293 75,841
Total non family 10,816 4,312 15,128 2,138 1,791 3,929 81,793 100,887 182,680
Total incident 17,725 6,497 24,222 3,832 2,602 6,434 152,006 146,266 298,272
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.