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51 25TH ANNUAL CRIME PREVENTION GUIDE Profile of victim service providers in 2011/2012 •A total of three victim service providers operating in Prince Edward Island responded to the Victim Services Survey for the 2011/2012 year ending March 31, 2012. Of these, two were system-based, and one was a sexual assault centre. Included in these service providers, there was one provincial victim service provider which offered a criminal injuries compensation program in conjunction with other types of services.23 •The victim service providers in Prince Edward Island that provided information reported that they had assisted 1,187 primary and secondary victims of crime in 2011/2012. • In Prince Edward Island for 2011/2012, all of the victim service providers reported offering direct services to clients for protection services and crisisrelated services. Two victim service providers reported that they offered the following direct services to clients: participation-related services, information services (court or justice-system related), medical-related services, shelter-related services and compensation-related services. In addition, one victim service provider reported offering direct counselling services to clients. • In 2011/2012, all victim service providers in Prince Edward Island served areas that have a minimum population of 1,000. All victim service providers also served areas that include small towns, villages and other areas with less than 1,000 populations. In addition, two served reserves. • In 2011/2012, two victim service providers in Prince Edward Island reported offering orientation and information, as well as accompaniment and support for restorative justice or mediation measures. •All of the victim service providers who responded to the survey were able to accommodate clients with reduced mobility. In addition, two victim service providers reported being able to provide services to people with a hearing impairment, and two providers reported being able to provide services to people with a visual impairment. • In 2011/2012, two victim service providers in Prince Edward Island reported that they were able to assist clients who were not able to speak English or French. Profile of victims on May 24, 2012 •For May 24, 2012 (snapshot day), the three victim service providers in Prince Edward Island that provided information reported serving 86 people (Table 3).24 Of the victims where the sex was recorded, 79% were female and 21% were male. •Of those victims who received services, 69% were victims of a violent crime. About one-third were victims of sexual assault, and 35% had been the victim of another violent offence such as physical assault. •Among female victims assisted on snapshot day, three-quarters (75%) were victims of a violent offence. Thirty-eight percent of female clients who received services were victims of sexual assault. •Over half (53%) of female clients were victims of a violent offence by a spouse, ex-spouse, intimate partner or other family member.25 Over half (53%) of these were victims of sexual assault. •Among male victims assisted on snapshot day, 44% were victims of a violent offence; 17% were victims of sexual assault. About 1 in 10 (11%) males assisted on snapshot day were victims of a violent offence by a spouse, ex-spouse, intimate partner or other family member. •One-third of male clients were victims of violent offences involving someone other than a family member or an intimate partner.26 Male victims were more likely than females to be victims of non-violent offences (such as theft or destruction of property) (56% versus 24%). Male victims were also more likely than females to be victims of nonsexual violent offences involving someone other than a spouse, ex-spouse, intimate partner, or other family member (22% versus 12%).27 www.statcan.gc.ca FACT SHEET Statistics Canada Statistique Canada Statistics Canada www.statcan.gc.ca

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