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Ontario

Victims of police-reported violent crime in Ontario, 2016

Victim services in Ontario

In Ontario, victims receive assistance from a wide range of programs. The Ministry of the Attorney General’s Ontario Victim Services, part of the Victims and Vulnerable Persons Division, funds and provides services to victims/survivors of crime through community-based agencies such as the Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario Program,Note  Victim Quick Response Program,Note  Sexual Assault Centres and the Victim Support Line.Note  Furthermore, Ontario Victim Services directly administers several programs including the Victim/Witness Assistance Program (V/WAP). These programs, provided by Ontario Victim Services and other funded agencies,Note  give direct support to victims and their families and may provide specialized services to specific populations such as victims/survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, child abuse, hate crime, elder abuse and families of homicide victims, as well as victims with disabilities, Francophone victims and their families and Indigenous victims and their families.

The information provided below only reflects data from the Ministry of the Attorney General’s V/WAP.Note  V/WAP supports and assists victims of crime throughout their involvement in the criminal justice process. This data represents instances where a charge has been laid, and in turn, the victim is involved in the criminal justice process.Note Note  It does not include data about victims who may have received assistance from police, other Ontario Victim Service programs, or from other community-based 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 7.1
Victims of police-reported violent crime and traffic violations causing death or bodily harm, by type of offence and age group of victim, Ontario, 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 7.1 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 7.1 Note 1 number percentTable 7.1 Note 1 number percentTable 7.1 Note 1 number percentTable 7.1 Note 1 number percentTable 7.1 Note 1 number percentTable 7.1 Note 1
Violent Criminal Code offences
Violations causing death and attempted murder 10 2 11 2 18 4 103 21 347 71 497 100
Homicide and other offences causing deathTable 7.1 Note 2 7 3 6 3 6 3 46 20 167 72 238 100
Attempted murder 3 1 5 2 12 5 57 22 180 70 259 100
Sexual offences 1,527 17 2,028 22 874 10 1,875 21 2,840 31 9,204 100
Sexual assault 814 11 1,114 15 785 11 1,875 25 2,840 38 7,485 100
Sexual assault (level 3)—aggravated 1 3 2 6 1 3 10 29 20 59 35 100
Sexual assault (level 2)—weapon or causing bodily harm 10 7 14 10 10 7 30 21 80 56 144 100
Sexual assault (level 1) 803 11 1,098 15 774 11 1,835 25 2,740 38 7,306 100
Sexual violations against childrenTable 7.1 Note 3 713 42 914 53 89 5 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 1,719 100
Assaults 2,439 4 3,306 5 2,682 4 12,000 19 41,847 67 63,295 100
Assault (level 3)—aggravated 17 2 15 1 48 5 274 26 689 66 1,047 100
Assault (level 2)—weapon or causing bodily harm 531 4 620 5 631 5 2,641 20 8,509 66 12,991 100
Assault (level 1) 1,778 4 2,630 6 1,952 4 8,694 19 29,535 66 44,966 100
OtherTable 7.1 Note 4 113 3 41 1 51 1 391 11 3,114 84 4,291 100
Other violent offences 768 3 2,125 8 1,787 6 5,521 20 17,412 63 27,879 100
Robbery 61 1 853 12 776 11 2,015 27 3,659 50 7,393 100
Criminal harassment 56 1 225 4 215 4 908 18 3,624 72 5,059 100
Indecent/harassing communications 23 2 110 7 50 3 254 17 1,091 71 1,540 100
Uttering threats 439 4 729 7 539 5 1,566 14 7,782 70 11,241 100
Kidnapping, forcible confinement, abduction or hostage taking 85 8 28 3 57 5 321 30 576 54 1,071 100
Trafficking in persons and prostitution 0 0 27 15 37 21 74 42 38 22 176 100
OtherTable 7.1 Note 5 104 7 153 11 113 8 383 27 642 46 1,399 100
Criminal Code traffic violations causing death or bodily harmTable 7.1 Note 6
Impaired driving and other traffic violations causing deathTable 7.1 Note 6 1 2 1 2 2 4 10 18 41 75 57 100
Impaired driving and other traffic violations causing bodily harmTable 7.1 Note 6 11 3 19 6 17 5 86 26 193 59 328 100
Total victims 4,756 5 7,490 7 5,380 5 19,595 20 62,680 63 101,260 100
Table 7.2
Victims of police-reported violent crime and traffic violations causing death or bodily harm, by type of offence and sex of victim, Ontario, 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 7.2 Note 1
number percentTable 7.2 Note 1 number percentTable 7.2 Note 1 number percentTable 7.2 Note 1
Violent Criminal Code offences
Violations causing death and attempted murder 123 25 369 75 497 100
Homicide and other offences causing deathTable 7.2 Note 2 69 29 168 71 238 100
Attempted murder 54 21 201 79 259 100
Sexual offences 8,029 87 1,163 13 9,204 100
Sexual assault 6,593 88 883 12 7,485 100
Sexual assault (level 3)—aggravated 28 82 6 18 35 100
Sexual assault (level 2)—weapon or causing bodily harm 114 79 30 21 144 100
Sexual assault (level 1) 6,451 88 847 12 7,306 100
Sexual violations against childrenTable 7.2 Note 3 1,436 84 280 16 1,719 100
Assaults 30,196 48 32,935 52 63,295 100
Assault (level 3)—aggravated 278 27 769 73 1,047 100
Assault (level 2)—weapon or causing bodily harm 5,261 41 7,707 59 12,991 100
Assault (level 1) 23,771 53 21,089 47 44,966 100
OtherTable 7.2 Note 4 886 21 3,370 79 4,291 100
Other violent offences 14,023 50 13,814 50 27,879 100
Robbery 1,865 25 5,524 75 7,393 100
Criminal harassment 3,886 77 1,170 23 5,059 100
Indecent/harassing communications 1,078 70 460 30 1,540 100
Uttering threats 5,305 47 5,909 53 11,241 100
Kidnapping, forcible confinement, abduction or hostage taking 889 83 179 17 1,071 100
Trafficking in persons and prostitution 173 98 3 2 176 100
OtherTable 7.2 Note 5 827 59 569 41 1,399 100
Criminal Code traffic violations causing death or bodily harmTable 7.2 Note 6
Impaired driving and other traffic violations causing deathTable 7.2 Note 6 25 45 31 55 57 100
Impaired driving and other traffic violations causing bodily harmTable 7.2 Note 6 135 42 189 58 328 100
Total victims 52,531 52 48,501 48 101,260 100
Table 7.3
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, Ontario, 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 7.3 Note 1
Child victims
under 12 years
Youth victims
12 to 17 years
Adult victims
18 years and older
number rate percentTable 7.3 Note 1 number rate percentTable 7.3 Note 1 number rate percentTable 7.3 Note 1 number rate percentTable 7.3 Note 1
Female victims
Violations causing death and attempted murderTable 7.3 Note 2 5 1 4 9 2 8 104 2 88 123 2 100
Sexual offences 1,093 127 14 2,559 574 32 4,322 76 54 8,029 113 100
Sexual assault (level 1, 2 and 3) 536 62 8 1,682 377 26 4,322 76 66 6,593 93 100
Sexual violations against childrenTable 7.3 Note 3 557 65 39 877 197 61 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 1,436 20 100
AssaultsTable 7.3 Note 4 855 99 3 2,591 581 9 26,396 463 88 30,196 426 100
Other violent offencesTable 7.3 Note 5 351 41 3 1,634 366 12 11,933 209 86 14,023 198 100
Criminal Code traffic violations causing death or bodily harmTable 7.3 Note 6 4 0 3 24 5 15 129 2 82 160 2 100
Total female victims 2,308 268 4 6,817 1,529 13 42,884 752 82 52,531 741 100
Male victims
Violations causing death and attempted murderTable 7.3 Note 2 5 1 1 18 4 5 345 6 94 369 5 100
Sexual offences 432 48 37 341 72 29 385 7 33 1,163 17 100
Sexual assault (level 1, 2 and 3) 277 31 32 217 46 25 385 7 44 883 13 100
Sexual violations against childrenTable 7.3 Note 3 155 17 56 124 26 44 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 280 4 100
AssaultsTable 7.3 Note 4 1,547 171 5 3,386 718 10 27,352 503 85 32,935 481 100
Other violent offencesTable 7.3 Note 5 406 45 3 2,274 482 17 10,978 202 80 13,814 202 100
Criminal Code traffic violations causing death or bodily harmTable 7.3 Note 6 6 1 3 15 3 7 198 4 90 220 3 100
Total male victims 2,396 265 5 6,034 1,279 13 39,258 722 82 48,501 708 100
Total victimsTable 7.3 Note 7 4,756 269 5 12,870 1,403 13 82,275 739 82 101,260 727 100
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