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.

…..like home.

Support local women’s shelters in your province and region.

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

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