Victims of police-reported intimate partner violence, by sex of victim and census metropolitan area, 2011
|Census metropolitan area (CMA)Note 1, Note 2||Female victims||Male victims||Total intimate partner violence victims||Ratio of female to male victims|
|number||rateNote 3||number||rateNote 3||number||rateNote 3|
|St. John's||434||529||129||168||563||355||3.1 :1|
|Saint John||351||783||73||178||424||494||4.4 :1|
|GatineauNote 4||813||625||213||167||1,026||398||3.7 :1|
|OttawaNote 5||831||206||162||42||993||126||4.9 :1|
|TorontoNote 6||8,441||378||1,748||82||10,189||234||4.6 :1|
|HamiltonNote 7||1,074||468||256||116||1,330||296||4.0 :1|
|St. Catharines–Niagara||748||390||126||69||874||233||5.7 :1|
|Greater Sudbury||365||519||85||126||450||326||4.1 :1|
|Thunder Bay||464||891||125||252||589||579||3.5 :1|
|CMA total||43,713||455||10,186||110||53,899||285||4.2 :1|
1. A census metropolitan area (CMA) consists of one or more neighbouring municipalities situated around a major urban core. A CMA must have a total population of at 100,000 of which 50,000 or more live in the urban core. To be included in the CMA, other adjacent municipalities must have a high degree of integration with the central urban area, as measured by commuting flows derived from census data. A CMA typically comprises more than one police service.
2. CMA populations have been adjusted to follow policing boundaries.
3. Rates are calculated on the basis of 100,000 population. Populations based upon July 1st estimates from Statistics Canada, Demography Division.
4. Gatineau refers to the Quebec part of Ottawa–Gatineau CMA.
5. Ottawa refers to the Ontario part of the Ottawa–Gatineau CMA.
6. Excludes the portions of Halton Regional Police and Durham Regional Police that police the CMA of Toronto.
7. Excludes the portions of Halton Regional Police that police the CMA of Hamilton.
Note: Regional variations in rates of police-reported violence against women may be explained by a number of factors, one of which may be the application of pro-charge policies in cases of domestic violence. Intimate partner violence refers to violence committed by legally married, separated, divorced, opposite and same sex common-law, dating partners (current and previous) and other intimate partners. Intimate partner category includes victims aged 15 to 89. Excludes incidents where age and/or sex of the victim was unknown.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.
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