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Date updated: December 5, 2018

Police-reported family violence against seniors in Canada, 2017

Section 3: Police-reported family violence in Canada: Statistics Canada, 2017

In 2017, there were 11,380 senior victims (aged 65 to 89 years) of police-reported violence in Canada. Of this number, one-third (33%) were victimized by a family member such as a child, spouse, sibling or other family member.

Select the link below to review this Statistical profile of family violence against seniors. Note that just under two-thirds (63%) of senior victims of family violence had physical force used against them, there may be unreported non-physical elder abuse carried out by family members and others.


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