Trends in police-reported serious assaults - ARCHIVED

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This article examines the incidence and nature of three types of police-reported serious assaults in Canada: assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm, aggravated assault and assault against peace officers (including police). The characteristics of these offences are presented and the long and short-terms trends are discussed at the provincial and census metropolitan levels. Adult and youth court data are also utilized to analyze the decisions and sentencing outcomes for serious assault cases.

Issue Number: 2009004
Author(s): Dauvergne, Mia

Main Product: Juristat

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