Sexual Violation

A wide range of offences fall under the Sexual Violation category, including sexual assault (s. 271), sexual assault with a weapon, threats to a third party or causing bodily harm (s. 272), aggravated sexual assault (s. 273), administering drugs for sex (s. 212), indecent assault (s. 141, 149, 148, 156) sexual interference (s. 151), invitation to sexual touching (s. 152), and sexual exploitation (s. 153). It refers to any type of sexual activity that is not consented to. Behaviours may range in severity from gestures, verbal assaults and attempts, to forced penetration, disfigurement and endangerment of life. More so than with any other type of crime, sexual assaults (including child abuse) are often reported to police long after the incident has taken place, if they are reported at all. This number represents the number of sexual assaults that were reported to police and that were said to have occurred during the indicated week. It should not be taken to represent all sexual assaults that actually occurred during that week. Although weekly totals may not reflect incidents that were reported later in the year, year-to-date totals will reflect the most current data available as of the date indicated.

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