Senior victims of family violence in Canada, by type of weapon 2018

This statistic shows the total number of senior victims of family violence in Canada in 2018, distinguished by type of weapon. In 2018, a total 3,022 persons, aged 65 and over, were victim of family violence in Canada. 33 senior victims of family violence reported that the perpetrator used a firearm against them.

Number of senior victims of family violence in Canada in 2018, by type of weapon

Type of weaponNumber of victims
Physical force 1,878
Threats**392
Other weapon ****232
No weapon*203
Knife or other piercing instrument ***166
Club or blunt instrument75
Unknown 43
Firearm 33
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Source

Release date

December 2019

Region

Canada

Survey time period

2018

Age group

65 to 89 years

Supplementary notes

* Includes no threat, physical force or weapon.
** Includes threats that are construed to imply that death or injury is possible.
*** Includes other piercing/cutting instruments, such as hatchets, razor blades and arrows.
**** Includes other types of weapons such as explosives, fire, motor vehicles, poison and weapons not otherwise classified.

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