|Violent crimes total||1.7||2.5|
Victims of violence mostly youngThe rates of violent crime victimisation are higher among young people between the ages of 15 and 25 years than among other age groups. The victimisation rate decreases with age. In the age categories 15 to 24 years and 25 to 34 years, more men are subjected to violence than women. The same holds true for 55 to 64-year-olds and 65 to 74-year-olds.
|15 to 24 yrs||2.8||4.2|
|25 to 34 yrs||2.3||3.5|
|35 to 44 yrs||2.4||2.7|
|45 to 54 yrs||1.9||2.4|
|55 to 64 yrs||1.2||2.0|
|65 to 74 yrs||0.6||1.1|
|75 yrs and over||0.5||0.7|
More female victims know the perpetratorHalf of all violent crimes against women are committed by someone they know, versus 38 percent of violent crimes against men. As for women, the familiar perpetrator is - more often than among men - their partner or ex-partner. For both male and female victims, the familiar perpetrator in most violent crime cases is a neighbour.
|Perpetrator known to victim||50.6||37.8|
|Relationship with perpetrator|
|Co-worker or fellow student||8.9||6.2|
Most violent crime takes place in the streetApproximately half of all violent crimes committed against men are street crimes; among female crime victims, 43 percent of crimes are street crimes. Women report having been assaulted at home in 21 percent of the cases , versus 11 percent of cases against men. However, violent crimes against men are twice as likely to take place in a hospitality establishment nearly twice as often.
|In the street||42.7||50.1|
|At work or at school||13.9||11.7|
|In an establishment||5||10.4|