Classification of common offence

1.1 - Crimes against the person

1.1.1 - Homicide

Homicide includes first-degree murder, second-degree murder, manslaughter and infanticide.

1.1.2 - Attempted murder

1.1.3 - Robbery

1.1.4 - Sexual assault

1.1.5 - Offences in relation to sexual services

"Offences in Relation to Sexual Services" include: the purchasing of sexual services or communicating for that purpose (s. 286.1); receiving a material benefit deriving from the purchase of sexual services (s. 286.2); procuring of persons for the purpose of prostitution (s. 286.3); and advertising sexual services offered for sale (s. 286.4). In addition, offences parent or guardian procuring sexual activity (s. 170) and householder permitting prohibited sexual activity crimes (s. 171) are now classified as 'Offences in Relation to Sexual Services', rather than 'Prostitution' offences.

1.1.6 - Other sexual offences

Other sexual offences includes, for example, sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching, luring a child via a computer and sexual exploitation.

1.1.7 - Major assault

Major assault is an offence category that includes assault with a weapon (Level 2, Criminal Code of Canada, section 267), aggravated assault (Level 3, Criminal Code of Canada, section 268) and other assaults (assaults against police officers, and unlawfully causing bodily harm).

1.1.8 - Common assault

Common assault (Level 1 Assault, Criminal Code of Canada, section 266) is the least serious of the three types. A common assault has been committed when an individual intentionally applies force or threatens to apply force to another person, without that person's consent. The seriousness of physical injury is what distinguishes this type of assault from other, more serious assaults.

1.1.9 - Uttering threats

1.1.10 - Criminal harassment

1.1.11 - Other crimes against persons

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