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Nunavut

Victims of police-reported violent crime in Nunavut, 2016

Victim services in Nunavut

In Nunavut, the Department of Justice’s Victim Services has an office in Iqaluit and provides territory-wide system-based programming to victims of crime and their family members. Given the geographic challenges of providing services in the territory, communities outside of Iqaluit do not have permanent local victim services staff. In these communities, victims generally receive support from the Victim Services Program by telephone or by referral to local services. In addition, victim service staff will go into the communities to provide support as required. The Victim Services Program provides travel assistance to enable victims to participate in court proceedings, and receive court orientation and accompaniment and assistance with Victim Impact Statements. In addition, the territory provides funding to community-based agencies and wellness offices including short-term specialized community-based programs available to victims and perpetrators of domestic violence, and to women and children leaving abusive situations.

The information provided below represents the number of victims who received direct services from Nunavut’s Victim Services between July and December of 2016. If an individual is the victim in multiple cases with the same or different accused person(s) during the reference period, the case is maintained as one open file and counted as one victim.Note Information is not available for victims who only received assistance from wellness offices and other sources/agencies.

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 14.1
Victims of police-reported violent crime and traffic violations causing death or bodily harm, by type of offence and age group of victim, Nunavut, 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 14.1 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 14.1 Note 1 number percentTable 14.1 Note 1 number percentTable 14.1 Note 1 number percentTable 14.1 Note 1 number percentTable 14.1 Note 1 number percentTable 14.1 Note 1
Violent Criminal Code offences
Violations causing death and attempted murder 4 40 0 0 0 0 1 10 5 50 10 100
Homicide and other offences causing deathTable 14.1 Note 2 1 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100
Attempted murder 3 33 0 0 0 0 1 11 5 56 9 100
Sexual offences 53 21 66 26 19 7 54 21 62 24 254 100
Sexual assault 14 9 7 5 18 12 54 35 62 40 155 100
Sexual assault (level 3)—aggravated 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sexual assault (level 2)—weapon or causing bodily harm 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100 1 100
Sexual assault (level 1) 14 9 7 5 18 12 54 35 61 40 154 100
Sexual violations against childrenTable 14.1 Note 3 39 39 59 60 1 1 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 99 100
Assaults 83 4 115 6 79 4 443 21 1,359 65 2,079 100
Assault (level 3)—aggravated 3 9 0 0 0 0 5 15 26 76 34 100
Assault (level 2)—weapon or causing bodily harm 10 3 18 5 12 3 82 21 261 68 383 100
Assault (level 1) 70 4 97 6 66 4 351 22 987 63 1,571 100
OtherTable 14.1 Note 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 85 93 91 100
Other violent offences 14 4 18 5 17 5 70 20 232 66 351 100
Robbery 0 0 1 17 0 0 1 17 4 67 6 100
Criminal harassment 1 3 0 0 2 7 6 21 20 69 29 100
Indecent/harassing communications 0 0 0 0 1 4 3 11 24 86 28 100
Uttering threats 12 5 11 4 10 4 54 21 171 66 258 100
Kidnapping, forcible confinement, abduction or hostage taking 1 5 3 14 4 18 3 14 11 50 22 100
Trafficking in persons and prostitution 0 0 3 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 100
OtherTable 14.1 Note 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 60 2 40 5 100
Criminal Code traffic violations causing death or bodily harmTable 14.1 Note 6
Impaired driving and other traffic violations causing deathTable 14.1 Note 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Impaired driving and other traffic violations causing bodily harmTable 14.1 Note 6 5 38 0 0 2 15 0 0 6 46 13 100
Total victims 159 6 199 7 117 4 568 21 1,664 61 2,707 100
Table 14.2
Victims of police-reported violent crime and traffic violations causing death or bodily harm, by type of offence and sex of victim, Nunavut, 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 14.2 Note 1
number percentTable 14.2 Note 1 number percentTable 14.2 Note 1 number percentTable 14.2 Note 1
Violent Criminal Code offences
Violations causing death and attempted murder 4 40 6 60 10 100
Homicide and other offences causing deathTable 14.2 Note 2 1 100 0 0 1 100
Attempted murder 3 33 6 67 9 100
Sexual offences 241 95 13 5 254 100
Sexual assault 149 96 6 4 155 100
Sexual assault (level 3)—aggravated 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sexual assault (level 2)—weapon or causing bodily harm 1 100 0 0 1 100
Sexual assault (level 1) 148 96 6 4 154 100
Sexual violations against childrenTable 14.2 Note 3 92 93 7 7 99 100
Assaults 1,247 61 789 39 2,079 100
Assault (level 3)—aggravated 11 32 23 68 34 100
Assault (level 2)—weapon or causing bodily harm 198 52 182 48 383 100
Assault (level 1) 1,022 65 541 35 1,571 100
OtherTable 14.2 Note 4 16 27 43 73 91 100
Other violent offences 200 58 144 42 351 100
Robbery 3 50 3 50 6 100
Criminal harassment 23 79 6 21 29 100
Indecent/harassing communications 24 86 4 14 28 100
Uttering threats 121 48 130 52 258 100
Kidnapping, forcible confinement, abduction or hostage taking 22 100 0 0 22 100
Trafficking in persons and prostitution 3 100 0 0 3 100
OtherTable 14.2 Note 5 4 80 1 20 5 100
Criminal Code traffic violations causing death or bodily harmTable 14.2 Note 6
Impaired driving and other traffic violations causing deathTable 14.2 Note 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
Impaired driving and other traffic violations causing bodily harmTable 14.2 Note 6 9 69 4 31 13 100
Total victims 1,701 64 956 36 2,707 100
Table 14.3
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, Nunavut, 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 14.3 Note 1
Child victims
under 12 years
Youth victims
12 to 17 years
Adult victims
18 years and older
number rate percentTable 14.3 Note 1 number rate percentTable 14.3 Note 1 number rate percentTable 14.3 Note 1 number rate percentTable 14.3 Note 1
Female victims
Violations causing death and attempted murderTable 14.3 Note 2 1 21 25 0 0 0 3 26 75 4 22 100
Sexual offences 45 961 19 83 4,504 34 113 993 47 241 1,345 100
Sexual assault (level 1, 2 and 3) 11 235 7 25 1,356 17 113 993 76 149 832 100
Sexual violations against childrenTable 14.3 Note 3 34 726 37 58 3,147 63 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 92 514 100
AssaultsTable 14.3 Note 4 34 726 3 108 5,860 9 1,105 9,710 89 1,247 6,961 100
Other violent offencesTable 14.3 Note 5 6 128 3 24 1,302 12 170 1,494 85 200 1,117 100
Criminal Code traffic violations causing death or bodily harmTable 14.3 Note 6 3 64 33 1 54 11 5 44 56 9 50 100
Total female victims 89 1,900 5 216 11,720 13 1,396 12,267 82 1,701 9,496 100
Male victims
Violations causing death and attempted murderTable 14.3 Note 2 3 63 50 0 0 0 3 24 50 6 31 100
Sexual offences 8 168 62 2 103 15 3 24 23 13 68 100
Sexual assault (level 1, 2 and 3) 3 63 50 0 0 0 3 24 50 6 31 100
Sexual violations against childrenTable 14.3 Note 3 5 105 71 2 103 29 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 7 37 100
AssaultsTable 14.3 Note 4 48 1,007 6 86 4,415 11 655 5,264 83 789 4,116 100
Other violent offencesTable 14.3 Note 5 8 168 6 11 565 8 125 1,005 87 144 751 100
Criminal Code traffic violations causing death or bodily harmTable 14.3 Note 6 2 42 50 1 51 25 1 8 25 4 21 100
Total male victims 69 1,447 7 100 5,133 10 787 6,324 82 956 4,987 100
Total victimsTable 14.3 Note 7 159 1,683 6 316 8,336 12 2,232 9,369 82 2,707 7,300 100
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