Canada: number of violent crimes 2021, by type

Number of violent crimes in Canada in 2021, by type

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August 2022



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Assault/sexual assault levels according to seriousness:
'Level 1' is the least serious form of assault and includes pushing, slapping, punching and face-to-face verbal threats.
'Level 2' is defined as assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm.
'Level 3' is defined as assault that wounds, maims, disfigures or endangers the life of the victim. Adapted from Statistics Canada,, 2021. This does not constitute an endorsement by Statistics Canada of this product.

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