Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Data on intimidation of journalists


A student is researching incidents of intimidation of journalists. In the CANSIM table 252-0051, this data element has been aggregated to “Total assaults against a peace officer”.

Can journalists be identified in the GSS on victimization?


The information can be found in our Cansim Table 252-0051. The Offence category is “1621 - Intimidation of a justice system participant or a journalist”. In 2014, there were 647 violations in Canada for that category.

It is impossible for us to distinguish between “journalist” and “justice system participant” since we do not collect the profession (work title) of the victim. This violation definition can be found in article 423 of the Criminal Code.