Fact sheet
Northwest Territories

Victims of police-reported violent crime in the Northwest Territories, 2016

Victim services in the Northwest Territories

In the Northwest Territories, the Department of Justice provides Victim Services Programs in eight regions covering the 33 communities in the territory. Given the geographic challenges of providing services in the territory, many communities have no local victim services staff. In these situations, victims generally receive support by telephone or by referral to local services. In some cases, victim service staff will go to the community to provide support. The Victim Services Programs provide a wide variety of support services to victims, including immediate crisis intervention, support, safety planning, accompaniment to medical appointments, referrals to other agencies and advocacy, as well as assistance to individuals required to testify in court. Each program works with community members and elders to provide important awareness initiatives that support local traditional knowledge sharing, on the land healing programs and community safety. In addition, there are 30 community-based Restorative Justice Programs that work with both offenders and victims.

The information provided below reflects data on victims directly served by the Northwest Territories Victims Services Programs. The data reported refer to newly opened files, or new referrals, in the 2015/2016 fiscal year. Therefore, if an individual is the victim in multiple cases with the same or different accused person(s) during the fiscal year, they may only be counted once in the data because each victim only has one open file with victim services. The data exclude individuals that have an open file with Victim Services Programs from a previous year, and in turn, were re-victimized during the 2015/2016 fiscal year.Note

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 13.1
Victims of police-reported violent crime and traffic violations causing death or bodily harm, by type of offence and age group of victim, Northwest Territories, 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 13.1 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 13.1 Note 1 number percentTable 13.1 Note 1 number percentTable 13.1 Note 1 number percentTable 13.1 Note 1 number percentTable 13.1 Note 1 number percentTable 13.1 Note 1
Violent Criminal Code offences
Violations causing death and attempted murder 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 100 3 100
Homicide and other offences causing deathTable 13.1 Note 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 100 3 100
Attempted murder 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sexual offences 13 8 39 23 11 6 31 18 78 45 172 100
Sexual assault 6 4 13 9 10 7 31 22 78 57 138 100
Sexual assault (level 3)—aggravated 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100 1 100
Sexual assault (level 2)—weapon or causing bodily harm 1 13 1 13 1 13 0 0 5 63 8 100
Sexual assault (level 1) 5 4 12 9 9 7 31 24 72 56 129 100
Sexual violations against childrenTable 13.1 Note 3 7 21 26 76 1 3 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 34 100
Assaults 31 1 77 3 75 3 493 20 1,758 72 2,435 100
Assault (level 3)—aggravated 0 0 0 0 2 9 2 9 18 82 22 100
Assault (level 2)—weapon or causing bodily harm 8 2 15 4 9 2 86 22 279 70 397 100
Assault (level 1) 23 1 61 3 64 3 402 21 1,394 72 1,944 100
OtherTable 13.1 Note 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 4 67 94 72 100
Other violent offences 15 3 24 5 17 4 57 13 334 75 447 100
Robbery 0 0 3 12 1 4 5 19 17 65 26 100
Criminal harassment 0 0 2 7 1 4 2 7 22 81 27 100
Indecent/harassing communications 0 0 1 3 2 5 4 11 30 81 37 100
Uttering threats 12 4 15 5 9 3 32 10 247 78 315 100
Kidnapping, forcible confinement, abduction or hostage taking 0 0 0 0 1 5 8 38 12 57 21 100
Trafficking in persons and prostitution 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
OtherTable 13.1 Note 5 3 14 3 14 3 14 6 29 6 29 21 100
Criminal Code traffic violations causing death or bodily harmTable 13.1 Note 6
Impaired driving and other traffic violations causing deathTable 13.1 Note 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100 1 100
Impaired driving and other traffic violations causing bodily harmTable 13.1 Note 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 100 8 100
Total victims 59 2 140 5 103 3 581 19 2,182 71 3,066 100
Table 13.2
Victims of police-reported violent crime and traffic violations causing death or bodily harm, by type of offence and sex of victim, Northwest Territories, 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 13.2 Note 1
number percentTable 13.2 Note 1 number percentTable 13.2 Note 1 number percentTable 13.2 Note 1
Violent Criminal Code offences
Violations causing death and attempted murder 1 33 2 67 3 100
Homicide and other offences causing deathTable 13.2 Note 2 1 33 2 67 3 100
Attempted murder 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sexual offences 161 94 11 6 172 100
Sexual assault 130 94 8 6 138 100
Sexual assault (level 3)—aggravated 1 100 0 0 1 100
Sexual assault (level 2)—weapon or causing bodily harm 8 100 0 0 8 100
Sexual assault (level 1) 121 94 8 6 129 100
Sexual violations against childrenTable 13.2 Note 3 31 91 3 9 34 100
Assaults 1,386 57 1,036 43 2,435 100
Assault (level 3)—aggravated 5 23 17 77 22 100
Assault (level 2)—weapon or causing bodily harm 157 40 240 60 397 100
Assault (level 1) 1,217 63 724 37 1,944 100
OtherTable 13.2 Note 4 7 11 55 89 72 100
Other violent offences 249 57 191 43 447 100
Robbery 11 42 15 58 26 100
Criminal harassment 18 69 8 31 27 100
Indecent/harassing communications 29 78 8 22 37 100
Uttering threats 154 50 155 50 315 100
Kidnapping, forcible confinement, abduction or hostage taking 20 95 1 5 21 100
Trafficking in persons and prostitution 0 0 0 0 0 0
OtherTable 13.2 Note 5 17 81 4 19 21 100
Criminal Code traffic violations causing death or bodily harmTable 13.2 Note 6
Impaired driving and other traffic violations causing deathTable 13.2 Note 6 1 100 0 0 1 100
Impaired driving and other traffic violations causing bodily harmTable 13.2 Note 6 2 25 6 75 8 100
Total victims 1,800 59 1,246 41 3,066 100
Table 13.3
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, Northwest Territories, 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 13.3 Note 1
Child victims
under 12 years
Youth victims
12 to 17 years
Adult victims
18 years and older
number rate percentTable 13.3 Note 1 number rate percentTable 13.3 Note 1 number rate percentTable 13.3 Note 1 number rate percentTable 13.3 Note 1
Female victims
Violations causing death and attempted murderTable 13.3 Note 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 100 1 5 100
Sexual offences 12 305 7 44 2,815 27 105 645 65 161 738 100
Sexual assault (level 1, 2 and 3) 6 152 5 19 1,216 15 105 645 81 130 596 100
Sexual violations against childrenTable 13.3 Note 3 6 152 19 25 1,599 81 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 31 142 100
AssaultsTable 13.3 Note 4 10 254 1 106 6,782 8 1,269 7,797 92 1,386 6,350 100
Other violent offencesTable 13.3 Note 5 5 127 2 27 1,727 11 217 1,333 87 249 1,141 100
Criminal Code traffic violations causing death or bodily harmTable 13.3 Note 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 18 100 3 14 100
Total female victims 27 686 2 177 11,324 10 1,595 9,800 89 1,800 8,247 100
Male victims
Violations causing death and attempted murderTable 13.3 Note 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 12 100 2 9 100
Sexual offences 1 24 9 6 408 55 4 24 36 11 49 100
Sexual assault (level 1, 2 and 3) 0 0 0 4 272 50 4 24 50 8 35 100
Sexual violations against childrenTable 13.3 Note 3 1 24 33 2 136 67 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 3 13 100
AssaultsTable 13.3 Note 4 21 498 2 46 3,131 4 969 5,724 94 1,036 4,575 100
Other violent offencesTable 13.3 Note 5 10 237 5 14 953 7 167 986 87 191 844 100
Criminal Code traffic violations causing death or bodily harmTable 13.3 Note 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 35 100 6 26 100
Total male victims 32 760 3 66 4,493 5 1,148 6,781 92 1,246 5,503 100
Total victimsTable 13.3 Note 7 59 724 2 243 8,015 8 2,763 8,321 90 3,066 6,895 100
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