Senior victims (65 years and over) of family
violence by sex and offence type, Canada, 2008
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|Type of offence||Total||Sex of victim|
|number||rate 1||number||rate 1||number||rate 1|
|Homicide or attempted homicide||20||0||11||0||9||0|
|Sexual assault (levels 1, 2, 3)||22||1||20||1||2||0|
|Major assault (levels 2, 3)||312||7||164||7||148||8|
|Common assault (level 1)||1,205||28||772||32||433||22|
|Other violent offences 2||95||2||62||3||33||2|
Rates are calculated on the basis of 100,000 seniors (65 years and older). Populations based upon July 1st estimates from Statistics Canada, Demography Division.
Includes arson (disregard for human life), other assaults, assault against a peace/public officer, intimidation of a justice system participant or a journalist, intimidation of non-justice participant, indecent/harassing telephone calls, criminal negligence causing bodily harm, discharge firearm with intent, using firearm/imitation of firearm in commission of offence, pointing a firearm, trap likely to or causing bodily harm, kidnapping, unlawfully causing bodily harm, and other violent offences.
Excludes incidents where the victim's sex and/or age was unknown. In 2008, data from the Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting Survey covered 98% of the population of Canada.
Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.
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