Domestic violence in Canada

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There’s no place….

  • 25 % of all violent crimes reported to police involve family violence.
  • 70% of the victims of police-reported family violence are girls or women.
  • Police-reported rates of intimate partner violence are highest among women 25 to 34 years of age.
  • 25% of all police-reported violence against children and youth are committed by a family member, with girls four times more likely than boys to be victims of sexual assault or other sexual offences by a family member.
  • 65% of spouses accused of homicide had a history of family violence involving the victim. This was most often the case when the spousal victim was estranged from their partner, including those divorced and separated.

… home.

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Learn more about domestic violence in Canada:

The Gap in the Gender Gap: Violence Against Women in Canada (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)

Prevalence of abuse and intimate partner violence surgical evaluation (PRAISE) in orthopaedic fracture clinics: a multinational prevalence study (The Lancet)

Family Violence in Canada: A Statistical Profile 2010

National Clearinghouse on Domestic Violence

Get Help: Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters & Transition Houses

Don't hide domestic violence - "How to look your best the morning after" video

ROSE (Remember Our Sisters Everywhere)

ROSE - web resources

And learn about violence against women internationally:

Global and regional estimates of violence against women

CRIAW FACTSHEET Violence against women - long version.pdf422.23 KB
CRIAW FACTSHEET Violence against women - short version.pdf428.48 KB