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  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201800154977
    Description:

    This Juristat uses data from the 2014 General Social Survey on Canadians' Safety (Victimization) to analyze self-reported victimization among people with mental health-related disabilities, such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, anorexia, substance abuse and other conditions which limit their daily lives. Victims' experiences with the justice system, including interactions with police and use of victims' support services, are reviewed. Additionally, this article looks at how mental health disability, substance use, homelessness and a history of child abuse intersect to define an especially vulnerable population. The association between disabilities related to mental health and key markers of societal participation is also reviewed.

    Release date: 2018-10-18

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201800154975
    Description:

    This Juristat article provides an overview of rates of unfounded criminal incidents for 2017, with a particular focus on sexual assaults given that several police services conducted reviews of their sexual assault cases in 2017. Following national media attention in 2017 regarding the use of 'unfounded' by police to classify sexual assaults, Statistics Canada and representatives of the policing community made recommendations to address data quality issues and standardization to reintroduce the publication of unfounded criminal incidents.

    Release date: 2018-07-23

  • Stats in brief: 85-005-X201800154962
    Description:

    This Juristat Bulletin—Quick Fact presents charts and data in an infographic style format that examines the nature and prevalence of firearm-related violent crime in Canada.

    Release date: 2018-06-28

  • Stats in brief: 85-005-X201800154979
    Description:

    This Juristat Bulletin-Quick Fact profiles human trafficking incidents that came to the attention of Canadian police between 2009 and 2016. The article examines victim, accused and incident characteristics, and provides trend analysis. Also examined are criminal cases involving human trafficking in Canada's adult criminal court system over the same time period.

    Release date: 2018-06-27

  • Articles and reports: 75-006-X201800154973
    Description:

    Using data from the 2014 General Social Survey on Canadians’ Safety (Victimization), this study examines the prevalence of cyberstalking among women and men aged 15 or older. This study also examines several factors associated with experiences of cyberstalking - specifically, self-rated mental health and satisfaction with personal safety from crime.

    Release date: 2018-06-05

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201815618683
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2018-06-05

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201800154923
    Description:

    This Juristat article presents information on the experiences of violent victimization among lesbian, gay and bisexual populations in Canada using self-reported data from the 2014 General Social Survey on Canadians’ Safety (Victimization). Experiences of discrimination and perceptions of safety are also explored, in addition to perceptions of the police.

    Release date: 2018-05-31

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201800154960
    Description:

    This Juristat article provides national and provincial/territorial information on victims of police-reported violent crime from the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey, as well as selected indicators from the Canadian Victim Services Indicators (CVSI) Survey about victims who receive assistance from victim service programs. The CVSI was conducted by the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics and was funded by Justice Canada's Policy Centre for Victim Issues.

    Release date: 2018-05-30

  • Table: 35-10-0084-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 256-0018)
    Geography: Canada, Geographical region of Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Occasional
    Description: Number and percentage of victim service agencies, by type of victim service agency, five years of data
    Release date: 2018-05-30

  • Table: 35-10-0085-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 256-0019)
    Geography: Canada, Geographical region of Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Occasional
    Description: Number of clients assisted by victim service agencies, by type of victim service agency, five years of data.
    Release date: 2018-05-30
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  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201300111766
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This Juristat article on violence against women is organized into four sections: prevalence and severity of violence against women, risk factors associated with violence against women, impact of violence against women and responses to violence against women.

    To provide a comprehensive picture of the extent and nature of violence against women, both police-reported crime data and self-reported victimization data are used. The analysis also draws on information from two administrative surveys, namely the Transition Home Survey and the Victims Services Survey.

    Release date: 2013-02-25

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20121595283
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2012-06-07

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201200111643
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The annual publication is designed to help monitor changes in family violence over time and identify emerging issues. The special focus of this year's report is a comparative analysis of family violence incidents and other forms of violent crime. This analysis will help broaden the current understanding of the factors that make violence within the family a unique type of victimization.

    Release date: 2012-05-22

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201200111627
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This Juristat article presents information on violent and household victimization as reported by Canadians aged 55 years and older living in the ten provinces during 2009. It analyses the characteristics associated with such incidents, including the socio-demographic characteristics of victims (e.g. age, marital status), offender characteristics (e.g. number of offenders, sex), reporting incidents to police, consequences of victimization, and perceptions of personal safety and sense of community belonging.

    Release date: 2012-03-08

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201200111626
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This report is based on data from the 2009/2010 Victim Services Survey and provides a profile of victim service agencies in Canada that responded to the survey, as well as information on the clients they served. In reference to 2009/2010, the report presents data on the types of agencies in Canada, the services offered, staff and volunteers, and criminal injuries compensation applications and awards. Characteristics of clients, such as sex, age grouping and type of victimization, are based on counts of clients served on a snapshot day of May 27, 2010. The 2009/2010 Victim Services Survey was conducted by the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics and was funded by Justice Canada's Policy Centre for Victim Issues. Victim service agencies surveyed include system-based, police-based and court-based agencies, sexual assault centres, other selected community-based agencies, and criminal injuries compensation and other financial benefit programs for victims of crime. It should be noted that data on transition homes and shelters for abused women and their children are collected through Statistics Canada's Transition Home Survey.

    Release date: 2012-02-23

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201200111614
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    Using data from the 2009 General Social Survey (GSS), this Juristat article presents information on the victimization experiences of those aged 15 years and over living in the territories. It examines the nature and extent of criminal victimization in the territories, as well as the socio-demographic and economic characteristics of those who have been victimized. This Juristat article also presents information on reporting victimizations to police, the use of victims' services and the perceptions of personal safety and the criminal justice system among residents of the territories.

    Release date: 2012-01-26

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201100111577
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    This Juristat article presents information on perceptions of personal safety and crime as reported by Canadians aged 15 and over living in the ten provinces. Using data from the 2009 General Social Survey (GSS) on victimization, it analyses Canadians' satisfaction with their personal safety from crime while performing specific activities, at both the provincial and census metropolitan area levels. It also includes information on Canadians' perceptions of the level of crime and social disorder in their neighbourhoods.

    Release date: 2011-12-01

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201100111530
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    In 2009, as part of its General Social Survey program, Statistics Canada conducted a survey on victimization and public perceptions of crime and the justice system, which included questions regarding victimization and safety on the Internet. Interviews were conducted by telephone with approximately 19,500 respondents, aged 15 and older, living in the 10 provinces. Respondents aged 18 and over living with children aged 8 to 17 were also asked to provide information on these children's experiences with victimization on the Internet.

    This Juristat article presents information on victimizations on the Internet as reported by respondents in 2009, with a particular focus on Internet bank fraud, cyber-bullying, hate content on the Internet and problems with Internet purchases. It analyses the characteristics associated with such incidents, including the socio-demographic risk factors, reporting to authorities and perceptions of general safety on the Internet.

    Release date: 2011-09-15

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201100111495
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This Juristat article analyses residential facilities in Canada that offered shelter to abused women in 2010. It presents information on the different types of facilities, the number of annual admissions, the reasons that women seek shelter and the variety of services offered to clients. In addition, this article examines the use of shelters that offer culturally sensitive services to Aboriginal people, living both on and off reserves. The data for this article was collected by the 2010 Transition Home Survey (THS), a census of residential facilities for female victims of abuse conducted by the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics as part of the federal government's Family Violence Initiative. Annual admissions and expenditures information pertain to a 12-month period over 2009/2010, while other admissions and client characteristics are based on a one-day "snapshot" date of April 15, 2010. Comparisons using time-series data from the THS Trend File are also included. The THS Trend File contains only those facilities that have participated in each cycle of the survey since the 2002 survey cycle.

    Release date: 2011-06-27

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201100111439
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This Juristat article presents information on violent victimization as reported by Aboriginal women living in the ten provinces during 2009. It analyses the characteristics associated with such incidents, including the socio-demographic characteristics of victims, offender characteristics, reporting incidents to police, consequences of victimization, and perceptions of personal safety and the criminal justice system.

    Release date: 2011-05-17
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