There were nearly 21,000 victims of violent crime and criminal traffic offences causing death or bodily harm, reported by police in Saskatchewan in 2016. Statistics Canada says this represents over 1,800 victims per 100,000 populations. That was the highest rate among the provinces. 82 per cent of the victims were adults 18 years old and older. 13 per cent were between 12 and 17 years old. Five per cent were under 12.
Three-quarters of victims were victims of assault; again, the highest among the provinces. Seven per cent were victims of sexual offences. Among child victims, 15 per cent were victims of sexual assault and another 15 per cent were victims of sexual violations. Among female victims of sexual offences, 52 per cent were 17 years old or younger. 75 per cent of male victims of sexual offences were 17 years old or younger.
Over half of police-reported victims in Saskatchewan were female; along with Manitoba, that was the highest percentage among the provinces.
Statistics Canada points out there is a range of programs and services in this province to assist victims of crime immediately after they have been victimized, and throughout the criminal justice process.