Table 8
Police-reported sexual assault and other selected types of violent crime, by length of incident, delay in reporting to police and incident clearance status, Canada, 2017 and 2022


Table 8
Police-reported sexual assault and other selected types of violent crime, by length of incident, delay in reporting to police and incident clearance status, Canada, 2017 and 2022
Table summary
This table displays the results of Police-reported sexual assault and other selected types of violent crime. The information is grouped by Length of incident, delay in reporting to police and incident clearance status (appearing as row headers), Sexual assault, Physical assault, Criminal harassment, Indecent or harassing communications, Total violent crime, 2017 and 2022, calculated using number and percent units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Length of incident, delay in reporting to police and incident clearance status Sexual assault Physical assault Criminal harassment Indecent or harassing communications Total violent crime
2017 2022 2017 2022 2017 2022 2017 2022 2017 2022
number percent number percent percent
Length of incident
Isolated or single-day incident 15,357 100 22,668 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Not cleared 7,374 48 13,711 60 25 39 31 51 72 85 32 47
Cleared by charge 5,321 35 6,617 29 50 45 35 30 3 3 44 37
Cleared otherwise 2,662 17 2,340 10 25 17 35 18 25 12 24 15
Ongoing incident 7,186 100 10,625 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Not cleared 3,354 47 5,941 56 19 28 23 32 57 69 31 43
Cleared by charge 2,400 33 3,573 34 57 63 46 56 11 13 45 46
Cleared otherwise 1,432 20 1,111 10 23 10 31 13 32 19 24 11
Up to one weekTable 8 Note 1 2,289 100 3,126 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Not cleared 1,149 50 1,851 59 22 31 24 34 59 70 32 45
Cleared by charge 741 32 1,015 32 54 56 44 53 8 11 43 42
Cleared otherwise 399 17 260 8 24 13 31 13 33 19 25 12
More than one weekTable 8 Note 2 4,897 100 7,499 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Not cleared 2,205 45 4,090 55 16 24 23 31 56 68 29 41
Cleared by charge 1,659 34 2,558 34 62 69 47 57 13 14 47 48
Cleared otherwise 1,033 21 851 11 22 7 31 12 31 18 24 11
Total 22,543 100 33,293 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Not cleared 10,728 48 19,652 59 25 38 28 46 69 82 32 47
Cleared by charge 7,721 34 10,190 31 50 46 39 37 5 5 44 38
Cleared otherwise 4,094 18 3,451 10 25 16 33 17 26 13 24 15
Delay in reporting to policeTable 8 Note 3
Reported same day as incident 11,145 100 16,360 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Not cleared 5,239 47 9,800 60 24 38 27 47 71 83 31 47
Cleared by charge 4,105 37 4,888 30 51 46 39 36 4 4 46 38
Cleared otherwise 1,801 16 1,672 10 25 17 34 17 25 13 23 15
Reported within one week of incidentTable 8 Note 4 4,316 100 5,677 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Not cleared 2,035 47 3,236 57 29 41 31 42 62 74 35 49
Cleared by charge 1,447 34 1,852 33 43 43 37 43 8 9 38 36
Cleared otherwise 834 19 589 10 28 17 32 15 30 17 27 15
Reported within one month of incidentTable 8 Note 5 1,689 100 2,427 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Not cleared 763 45 1,366 56 28 39 31 42 56 77 34 48
Cleared by charge 534 32 793 33 43 47 37 44 8 8 39 39
Cleared otherwise 392 23 268 11 29 14 32 14 36 15 27 13
Reported within one year of incidentTable 8 Note 6 2,442 100 4,404 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Not cleared 1,127 46 2,439 55 26 34 29 41 57 76 34 46
Cleared by charge 793 32 1,504 34 48 58 38 45 10 9 42 44
Cleared otherwise 522 21 461 10 26 9 34 14 33 15 24 10
Reported more than one year after incident 2,827 100 4,214 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Not cleared 1,508 53 2,682 64 31 40 37 50 55 70 42 54
Cleared by charge 788 28 1,093 26 40 54 30 40 7 11 39 37
Cleared otherwise 531 19 439 10 29 6 33 9 38 18 19 9
TotalTable 8 Note 7 22,543 100 33,293 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Not cleared 10,728 48 19,652 59 25 38 28 46 69 82 32 47
Cleared by charge 7,721 34 10,190 31 50 46 39 37 5 5 44 38
Cleared otherwise 4,094 18 3,451 10 25 16 33 17 26 13 24 15
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