Table 2
Victims of violent crime perpetrated by dating partners, by sex of victim and relationship to accused, 2008

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Relationship of accused to victim Total Sex of victim
Female Male
number percent number percent number percent
Total victims of dating violence 22,798 100 18,745 100 4,053 100
Boyfriend or girlfriend 9,572 42 7,981 43 1,591 39
Ex-boyfriend or girlfriend 13,018 57 10,635 57 2,383 59
Other intimate relationship1 208 1 129 1 79 2
1. Includes a person with whom the victim had a sexual relationship or a mutual sexual attraction but to which none of the other relationship options apply.
Note: Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding. Excludes incidents where the sex and/or age of the victim was unknown. The Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR2) Survey collected data from 155 police services representing approximately 98% of the population of Canada in 2008. Only victims aged 15 to 98 are included in this analysis. Violent crimes include violations causing death, attempted murder, sexual assaults, assaults, robbery, criminal harassment, uttering threats and other violations involving violence or the threat of violence.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR2) Survey.
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