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Victims of police-reported violent crime in Canada, 2016

Note: Percentages have been calculated excluding unknowns. Percentages may not add up to totals due to rounding. Not all percentages presented in the text are provided in the tables. No tables are provided for the Canadian Victim Services Indicators (CVSI) data.

Detailed data tables

Table 1.1
Victims of police-reported violent crime and traffic violations causing death or bodily harm, by type of offence and age group of victim, Canada, 2016
Table summary
This table displays the results of Victims of police-reported violent crime and traffic violations causing death or bodily harm. The information is grouped by Type of offence (appearing as row headers), Age group, Total victims, Child victims
under 12 years, Youth victims, Adult victims, 12 to 15 years, 16 to 17 years, 18 to 24 years and 25 years and older, calculated using number and percent units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Type of offence Age group Total victimsTable 1.1 Note 1
Child victims
under 12 years
Youth victims Adult victims
12 to 15 years 16 to 17 years 18 to 24 years 25 years and older
number percentTable 1.1 Note 1 number percentTable 1.1 Note 1 number percentTable 1.1 Note 1 number percentTable 1.1 Note 1 number percentTable 1.1 Note 1 number percentTable 1.1 Note 1
Violent Criminal Code offences
Violations causing death and attempted murder 45 3 30 2 46 3 319 22 1,021 70 1,478 100
Homicide and other offences causing deathTable 1.1 Note 2 29 4 13 2 17 2 127 18 510 73 704 100
Attempted murder 16 2 17 2 29 4 192 25 511 67 774 100
Sexual offences 5,096 19 6,483 24 2,564 10 5,064 19 7,717 29 27,107 100
Sexual assault 2,497 12 3,260 16 2,287 11 5,064 24 7,717 37 20,929 100
Sexual assault (level 3)—aggravated 5 5 6 6 4 4 26 24 68 62 110 100
Sexual assault (level 2)—weapon or causing bodily harm 35 9 39 10 34 9 76 20 195 51 379 100
Sexual assault (level 1) 2,457 12 3,215 16 2,249 11 4,962 24 7,454 37 20,440 100
Sexual violations against childrenTable 1.1 Note 3 2,599 43 3,223 53 277 5 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 6,178 100
Assaults 7,868 4 10,827 5 8,643 4 42,066 19 148,469 68 220,406 100
Assault (level 3)—aggravated 78 2 61 2 124 4 821 24 2,274 68 3,368 100
Assault (level 2)—weapon or causing bodily harm 1,714 4 2,175 5 2,019 4 10,053 21 32,268 67 48,395 100
Assault (level 1) 5,863 4 8,466 5 6,375 4 30,047 19 103,976 67 155,388 100
OtherTable 1.1 Note 4 213 2 125 1 125 1 1,145 10 9,951 86 13,255 100
Other violent offences 2,500 3 6,143 7 4,803 5 16,806 18 60,868 67 92,084 100
Robbery 133 1 1,621 8 1,465 8 5,022 26 11,128 57 19,439 100
Criminal harassment 119 1 568 4 559 4 2,233 17 9,489 73 13,033 100
Indecent/harassing communications 56 1 325 6 197 4 771 15 3,863 74 5,242 100
Uttering threats 1,396 3 2,726 6 1,879 4 6,344 15 30,944 71 43,925 100
Kidnapping, forcible confinement, abduction or hostage taking 420 10 156 4 179 4 1,116 27 2,239 54 4,124 100
Trafficking in persons and prostitution 1 0 46 13 96 26 131 36 89 25 371 100
OtherTable 1.1 Note 5 375 6 701 12 428 7 1,189 20 3,116 54 5,950 100
Criminal Code traffic violations causing death or bodily harmTable 1.1 Note 6
Impaired driving and other traffic violations causing deathTable 1.1 Note 6 7 3 2 1 8 4 41 18 165 74 225 100
Impaired driving and other traffic violations causing bodily harmTable 1.1 Note 6 82 3 110 4 136 5 598 23 1,636 64 2,570 100
Total victims 15,598 5 23,595 7 16,200 5 64,894 19 219,876 65 343,870 100
Table 1.2
Victims of police-reported violent crime and traffic violations causing death or bodily harm, by type of offence and sex of victim, Canada, 2016
Table summary
This table displays the results of Victims of police-reported violent crime and traffic violations causing death or bodily harm. The information is grouped by Type of offence (appearing as row headers), Female victims, Male victims and Total victims, calculated using number and percent units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Type of offence Female victims Male victims Total victimsTable 1.2 Note 1
number percentTable 1.2 Note 1 number percentTable 1.2 Note 1 number percentTable 1.2 Note 1
Violent Criminal Code offences
Violations causing death and attempted murder 386 26 1,085 74 1,478 100
Homicide and other offences causing deathTable 1.2 Note 2 199 28 504 72 704 100
Attempted murder 187 24 581 76 774 100
Sexual offences 23,756 88 3,320 12 27,107 100
Sexual assault 18,638 89 2,267 11 20,929 100
Sexual assault (level 3)—aggravated 90 83 19 17 110 100
Sexual assault (level 2)—weapon or causing bodily harm 320 84 59 16 379 100
Sexual assault (level 1) 18,228 89 2,189 11 20,440 100
Sexual violations against childrenTable 1.2 Note 3 5,118 83 1,053 17 6,178 100
Assaults 107,150 49 112,273 51 220,406 100
Assault (level 3)—aggravated 952 28 2,411 72 3,368 100
Assault (level 2)—weapon or causing bodily harm 18,609 39 29,712 61 48,395 100
Assault (level 1) 84,837 55 70,292 45 155,388 100
OtherTable 1.2 Note 4 2,752 22 9,858 78 13,255 100
Other violent offences 46,287 50 45,567 50 92,084 100
Robbery 5,757 30 13,676 70 19,439 100
Criminal harassment 9,902 76 3,117 24 13,033 100
Indecent/harassing communications 3,753 72 1,483 28 5,242 100
Uttering threats 20,078 46 23,656 54 43,925 100
Kidnapping, forcible confinement, abduction or hostage taking 3,295 80 824 20 4,124 100
Trafficking in persons and prostitution 354 96 15 4 371 100
OtherTable 1.2 Note 5 3,148 53 2,796 47 5,950 100
Criminal Code traffic violations causing death or bodily harmTable 1.2 Note 6
Impaired driving and other traffic violations causing deathTable 1.2 Note 6 86 39 137 61 225 100
Impaired driving and other traffic violations causing bodily harmTable 1.2 Note 6 1,143 45 1,414 55 2,570 100
Total victims 178,808 52 163,796 48 343,870 100
Table 1.3
Victims of police-reported violent crime and traffic violations causing death or bodily harm, by type of offence and sex and age group of victim, Canada, 2016
Table summary
This table displays the results of Victims of police-reported violent crime and traffic violations causing death or bodily harm. The information is grouped by Type of offence (appearing as row headers), Age group, Total victims, Child victims
under 12 years, Youth victims
12 to 17 years and Adult victims
18 years and older, calculated using Number, rate and percent units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Type of offence Age group Total victimsTable 1.3 Note 1
Child victims
under 12 years
Youth victims
12 to 17 years
Adult victims
18 years and older
number rate percentTable 1.3 Note 1 number rate percentTable 1.3 Note 1 number rate percentTable 1.3 Note 1 number rate percentTable 1.3 Note 1
Female victims
Violations causing death and attempted murderTable 1.3 Note 2 21 1 6 23 2 6 335 2 88 386 2 100
Sexual offences 3,695 162 16 8,046 719 34 11,864 81 50 23,756 130 100
Sexual assault (level 1, 2 and 3) 1,701 75 9 4,978 445 27 11,864 81 64 18,638 102 100
Sexual violations against childrenTable 1.3 Note 3 1,994 87 39 3,068 274 61 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 5,118 28 100
AssaultsTable 1.3 Note 4 2,920 128 3 8,958 800 8 94,574 647 89 107,150 588 100
Other violent offencesTable 1.3 Note 5 1,178 52 3 5,168 462 11 39,604 271 86 46,287 254 100
Criminal Code traffic violations causing death or bodily harmTable 1.3 Note 6 38 2 3 113 10 9 1,075 7 88 1,229 7 100
Total female victims 7,852 344 4 22,308 1,993 13 147,452 1,009 83 178,808 981 100
Male victims
Violations causing death and attempted murderTable 1.3 Note 2 24 1 2 51 4 5 1,004 7 93 1,085 6 100
Sexual offences 1,394 58 42 993 84 30 901 6 27 3,320 19 101
Sexual assault (level 1, 2 and 3) 791 33 35 566 48 25 901 6 40 2,267 13 100
Sexual violations against childrenTable 1.3 Note 3 603 25 59 427 36 41 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 1,053 6 100
AssaultsTable 1.3 Note 4 4,885 204 4 10,483 886 9 95,371 669 86 112,273 626 100
Other violent offencesTable 1.3 Note 5 1,309 55 3 5,772 488 13 37,914 266 84 45,567 254 100
Criminal Code traffic violations causing death or bodily harmTable 1.3 Note 6 49 2 3 142 12 9 1,353 9 88 1,551 9 100
Total male victims 7,661 320 5 17,441 1,475 11 136,543 957 84 163,796 914 100
Total victimsTable 1.3 Note 7 15,598 333 5 39,795 1,729 12 284,770 986 84 343,870 951 100
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