Fact sheet
New Brunswick

Victims of police-reported violent crime in New Brunswick, 2016

Victim services in New Brunswick

In New Brunswick, the Department of Justice and Public Safety Victim Services offers a system-based program that assists victims as their cases proceed through the criminal justice system. New Brunswick’s victim services offices are located in 15 communities, and serve victims of both violent and non-violent offences that have been reported to police. Services for victims are also available through municipal police services in Saint John and Fredericton, as well as the Codiac Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the Greater Moncton Region. In addition, specialized community-based programs such as the Domestic Violence Outreach Program, the Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre, transition homes and specialized services for Indigenous victims are available.

The information provided below is limited to data on victims of police-reported incidents referred to the provincial Victim Services Program through police, Crown prosecutors, courts and other organizations, as well as victims seeking assistance from the program directly.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 5.1
Victims of police-reported violent crime and traffic violations causing death or bodily harm, by type of offence and age group of victim, New Brunswick, 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 5.1 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 5.1 Note 1 number percentTable 5.1 Note 1 number percentTable 5.1 Note 1 number percentTable 5.1 Note 1 number percentTable 5.1 Note 1 number percentTable 5.1 Note 1
Violent Criminal Code offences
Violations causing death and attempted murder 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 38 13 62 21 100
Homicide and other offences causing deathTable 5.1 Note 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 29 10 71 14 100
Attempted murder 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 57 3 43 7 100
Sexual offences 117 23 163 32 62 12 73 14 100 19 516 100
Sexual assault 57 16 79 22 58 16 73 20 100 27 368 100
Sexual assault (level 3)—aggravated 1 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100
Sexual assault (level 2)—weapon or causing bodily harm 0 0 1 13 1 13 2 25 4 50 8 100
Sexual assault (level 1) 56 16 78 22 57 16 71 20 96 27 359 100
Sexual violations against childrenTable 5.1 Note 3 60 41 84 57 4 3 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 148 100
Assaults 179 4 325 7 183 4 961 19 3,297 67 4,985 100
Assault (level 3)—aggravated 2 4 2 4 0 0 14 27 34 65 53 100
Assault (level 2)—weapon or causing bodily harm 33 4 44 5 34 4 195 22 572 65 880 100
Assault (level 1) 141 4 278 7 147 4 724 19 2,459 66 3,783 100
OtherTable 5.1 Note 4 3 1 1 0 2 1 28 11 232 87 269 100
Other violent offences 52 2 134 6 103 4 401 17 1,738 72 2,445 100
Robbery 0 0 4 2 6 4 28 17 131 78 170 100
Criminal harassment 0 0 13 4 13 4 47 15 243 77 321 100
Indecent/harassing communications 3 1 5 2 4 2 35 14 204 81 254 100
Uttering threats 32 2 99 6 74 5 264 17 1,098 70 1,575 100
Kidnapping, forcible confinement, abduction or hostage taking 4 10 0 0 1 2 10 24 26 63 41 100
Trafficking in persons and prostitution 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 25 3 75 4 100
OtherTable 5.1 Note 5 13 16 13 16 5 6 16 20 33 41 80 100
Criminal Code traffic violations causing death or bodily harmTable 5.1 Note 6
Impaired driving and other traffic violations causing deathTable 5.1 Note 6 1 14 0 0 0 0 3 43 3 43 7 100
Impaired driving and other traffic violations causing bodily harmTable 5.1 Note 6 5 9 2 4 1 2 16 29 32 57 56 100
Total victims 354 4 624 8 349 4 1,462 18 5,183 65 8,030 100
Table 5.2
Victims of police-reported violent crime and traffic violations causing death or bodily harm, by type of offence and sex of victim, New Brunswick, 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 5.2 Note 1
number percentTable 5.2 Note 1 number percentTable 5.2 Note 1 number percentTable 5.2 Note 1
Violent Criminal Code offences
Violations causing death and attempted murder 5 24 16 76 21 100
Homicide and other offences causing deathTable 5.2 Note 2 4 29 10 71 14 100
Attempted murder 1 14 6 86 7 100
Sexual offences 448 87 68 13 516 100
Sexual assault 328 89 40 11 368 100
Sexual assault (level 3)—aggravated 1 100 0 0 1 100
Sexual assault (level 2)—weapon or causing bodily harm 7 88 1 13 8 100
Sexual assault (level 1) 320 89 39 11 359 100
Sexual violations against childrenTable 5.2 Note 3 120 81 28 19 148 100
Assaults 2,506 51 2,446 49 4,985 100
Assault (level 3)—aggravated 11 21 42 79 53 100
Assault (level 2)—weapon or causing bodily harm 325 37 554 63 880 100
Assault (level 1) 2,129 56 1,651 44 3,783 100
OtherTable 5.2 Note 4 41 17 199 83 269 100
Other violent offences 1,369 56 1,067 44 2,445 100
Robbery 69 41 101 59 170 100
Criminal harassment 252 79 69 21 321 100
Indecent/harassing communications 179 71 74 29 254 100
Uttering threats 775 49 792 51 1,575 100
Kidnapping, forcible confinement, abduction or hostage taking 33 80 8 20 41 100
Trafficking in persons and prostitution 4 100 0 0 4 100
OtherTable 5.2 Note 5 57 71 23 29 80 100
Criminal Code traffic violations causing death or bodily harmTable 5.2 Note 6
Impaired driving and other traffic violations causing deathTable 5.2 Note 6 1 14 6 86 7 100
Impaired driving and other traffic violations causing bodily harmTable 5.2 Note 6 23 41 33 59 56 100
Total victims 4,352 54 3,636 46 8,030 100
Table 5.3
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, New Brunswick, 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 5.3 Note 1
Child victims
under 12 years
Youth victims
12 to 17 years
Adult victims
18 years and older
number rate percentTable 5.3 Note 1 number rate percentTable 5.3 Note 1 number rate percentTable 5.3 Note 1 number rate percentTable 5.3 Note 1
Female victims
Violations causing death and attempted murderTable 5.3 Note 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 100 5 1 100
Sexual offences 87 203 19 202 895 45 158 51 35 448 117 100
Sexual assault (level 1, 2 and 3) 43 100 13 126 558 39 158 51 48 328 86 100
Sexual violations against childrenTable 5.3 Note 3 44 103 37 76 337 63 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 120 31 100
AssaultsTable 5.3 Note 4 60 140 2 227 1,006 9 2,198 703 88 2,506 654 100
Other violent offencesTable 5.3 Note 5 21 49 2 138 611 10 1,201 384 88 1,369 357 100
Criminal Code traffic violations causing death or bodily harmTable 5.3 Note 6 2 5 8 1 4 4 21 7 88 24 6 100
Total female victims 170 397 4 568 2,517 13 3,583 1,146 83 4,352 1,136 100
Male victims
Violations causing death and attempted murderTable 5.3 Note 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 5 100 16 4 100
Sexual offences 30 67 44 23 94 34 15 5 22 68 18 100
Sexual assault (level 1, 2 and 3) 14 31 35 11 45 28 15 5 38 40 11 100
Sexual violations against childrenTable 5.3 Note 3 16 36 57 12 49 43 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 28 7 100
AssaultsTable 5.3 Note 4 118 264 5 281 1,152 12 2,031 670 84 2,446 654 100
Other violent offencesTable 5.3 Note 5 31 69 3 99 406 9 929 307 88 1,067 285 100
Criminal Code traffic violations causing death or bodily harmTable 5.3 Note 6 4 9 10 2 8 5 33 11 85 39 10 100
Total male victims 183 410 5 405 1,660 11 3,024 998 84 3,636 972 100
Total victimsTable 5.3 Note 7 354 405 4 973 2,071 12 6,645 1,079 83 8,030 1,061 100
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