Table 3
Victims of crimes against the person by sex of the accused and relationship of the accused to the victim, reported to a subset of police services, 2005

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Relationship of accused to victim Proportion of victims where the accused was
Female Male
Youth Adult Youth Adult
percentage of victims
Total 100 100 100 100
Family members 20 38 19 37
Total spouse 1 23 1 26
Spouse 1 15 0 18
Ex-spouse 0 8 0 8
Total other family 19 15 18 11
Parent1 2 7 2 4
Child1 11 2 8 2
Sibling2 4 3 6 3
Extended family3 2 3 2 2
Friends/acquaintances 67 45 63 41
Authority figure 3 1 3 1
Current or ex-boy/girlfriend 3 10 3 11
Friend 7 4 5 3
Business relationship 9 6 7 6
Criminal relationship 0 0 0 1
Casual acquaintance 45 24 44 18
Stranger 13 17 19 22
0 true zero or a value rounded to zero
  1. Includes some cases where age or the relationship between the accused and the victim may have been miscoded.
  2. Sibling includes natural, step, half, foster or adopted brother or sister.
  3. Extended family includes others related to the victim either by blood or by marriage, e.g. aunts, uncles, cousins and in-laws.
Notes: Crimes against the person refer to offences that involve death, harm or the threat of harm to an individual, as well as crime resulting in the deprivation of freedom. Traffic offences resulting in death or harm are excluded. Examples of crimes against the person are: homicide, attempted murder, conspire to commit murder, sexual assaults, assaults, kidnapping and abduction, robbery, utter threats and criminal harassment. Percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding. Excludes incidents where the age or sex of the accused was unknown or the relationship between the two was unknown. Also excludes incidents where the age of the accused was under 12 years. Includes only those victims where one accused was involved in the incident. Data are not nationally representative. Based on data from 122 police services representing approximately 71% of the population of Canada in 2005.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR2) Survey.