Table 3.2
Child and youth victims (0 to 17 years) of police-reported violent crime, by family and non-family members and type of offence, Canada, 2010

Table 3.2
Child and youth victims (0 to 17 years) of police-reported violent crime, by family and non-family members and type of offence, Canada, 2010
Type of offence Victims of family violenceNote 1 Victims of non-family violenceNote 2 Total
number rateNote 3 number rateNote 3 number rateNote 3
Homicide/attempted murder 51 1 64 1 115 2
Murder, manslaughter, infanticide 26 0 21 0 47 1
Criminal negligence causing death 8 0 9 0 17 0
Other related offences causing death 1 0 0 0 1 0
Attempted murder/conspire to commit murder 16 0 34 0 50 1
Sexual offences 5,509 81 8,999 132 14,508 212
Sexual assault (level 3) - aggravated 10 0 29 0 39 1
Sexual assault (level 2) - weapon or causing bodily harm 32 0 82 1 114 2
Sexual assault (level 1) 4,106 60 6,704 98 10,810 158
Sexual interference 968 14 1,367 20 2,335 34
Invitation to sexual touching 136 2 367 5 503 7
Luring a child via a computer 12 0 276 4 288 4
Incest 163 2 0 0 163 2
Sexual exploitation 25 0 86 1 111 2
Voyeurism 27 0 52 1 79 1
Corrupting children 21 0 26 0 47 1
Anal intercourse 8 0 10 0 18 0
Bestiality - commit, compel, incite a person 1 0 0 0 1 0
Physical assault 10,974 160 28,072 410 39,046 571
Assault (level 3) - aggravated 127 2 211 3 338 5
Assault (level 2) - weapon or causing bodily harm 1,932 28 6,100 89 8,032 117
Assault (level 1) 8,713 127 20,989 307 29,702 434
Pointing a firearm 16 0 131 2 147 2
Unlawfully causing bodily harm 21 0 71 1 92 1
Criminal negligence causing bodily harm 23 0 50 1 73 1
Using firearm or imitation firearm in commission of offence 1 0 28 0 29 0
Discharge firearm with intent 7 0 47 1 54 1
Trap likely to or causing bodily harm 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other assaultsNote 4 134 2 445 7 579 8
Deprivation of freedom 410 6 634 9 1,044 15
Kidnapping and forcible confinement 142 2 481 7 623 9
Abduction/removal of child from Canada 268 4 153 2 421 6
Other violent offences 1,766 26 17,404 254 19,170 280
Criminal harassment 179 3 1,943 28 2,122 31
Uttering threats 1,289 19 7,339 107 8,628 126
Indecent or harassing phone calls 87 1 1,208 18 1,295 19
Trafficking in persons 0 0 3 0 3 0
OtherNote 5 211 3 6,911 101 7,122 104
Total 18,710 274 55,173 807 73,883 1,080
1. Family violence refers to violence committed by parents, siblings, extended family and spouses.
2. Non-family violence refers to violence committed by acquaintances, friends, neighbours, authority figures (e.g., teacher, daycare worker), dating partners, criminal associates, business associates and strangers.
3. Rates are calculated on the basis of 100,000 populations. Populations based upon July 1st estimates from Statistics Canada, Demography Division.
4. Includes assaults against police and other peace officers, as well as other types of assaults such as administering noxious thing.
5. Other violent offences include robbery, extortion, arson - disregard for human life, intimidation of a justice system participant or journalist, intimation of a non-justice participant, and other violent violations.
Note: Excludes incidents where the sex and/or age of victim was unknown and where the relationship between the victim and the accused was unknown. Excludes spousal victims under the age of 15 years.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.
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