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Some Stats on Sexual Assault in Canada

- 51% of Canadian women report having experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of sixteen.

- Almost 60% of these women were the targets of more than one such incident.
(Statistics Canada, The Daily. (Ottawa: Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, November 18, 1993.))

- 29% of women who have ever been married or lived in a common-law relationship have been physically or sexually assaulted by a partner during the relationship

- 21% were assaulted during pregnancy.
(Karen Rodgers, “Wife Assault: The Findings of a National Survey”, Juristat, 14, 9 (Ottawa: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, 1994): 1, 4, 12.)

- Four out of five female undergraduates surveyed at Canadian universities said they had been victims of violence in a dating relationship.

- 29% reported incidents of sexual assault.
(W. DeKeseredy and K.Kelly, The Incidence and Prevalence of Woman Abuse in Canadian University and College Dating Relationships: Results from a National Survey, 1993.)

- 1 in 4 women will be sexually assaulted.

- Half of these assaults will be against women under 16 years of age.
(Brickman & Briere, Winnipeg, 1984.)

- Every 17 minutes, a woman is raped.
(Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women, 1985.)

- One study indicates that 83% of women with disabilities will be sexually assaulted during their lifetime.
(Liz Stimpson and Margaret C. Best, Courage Above All: Sexual Assault Against Women with Disabilities, 1991.)

- It is estimated that one in ten adult men have been sexually assaulted, the majority of perpetrators being heterosexual men.
(Isely & Hehrenbech-Shim, 1997; Scarce, 1997.)

- 67% to 83% of women are sexually assaulted by someone they know.
(Stermac, Toronto, 1991-93; D. Russell, USA, 1984.)

- 38% of sexually assaulted women were assaulted by their husbands, common-law partners or boyfriends.
(Canadian Panel on Violence Against Women, 1993.)

- Date rape accounts for 60% of reported rapes.
(Vis-A-Vis, USA, 1992.)

- Of women with disabilities, 63% were sexually assaulted by someone in the medical system.
(Doucette, J., Toronto, 1986.)

- It is estimated that only 1% of all date rapes are reported to the police.
(Diana Russell, Sexual Exploitation: Rape, Child Abuse and Workplace Harassment, California, 1984.)

- 80% of sexual assault survivors were assaulted in their homes.
(Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women, Ottawa, 1985.)

- 49% of women are sexually assaulted in broad daylight
(Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women, Ottawa, 1985.)

- 93% of sexual assault survivors do not report to the police.
(Statistics Canada, The Daily. (Ottawa: Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, November 18, 1993.)

- Of sexual assault survivors who do not report to the police, 44% state that it was because they were concerned about the attitudes of the police or courts toward this crime.
(Leaf Lines, Vol. 4, No. 1, November, 1990.)

- 87% of rape survivors consulted no professional help.
(Brickman & Briere, Winnipeg, 1984.)

- 60% of women receiving treatment for drug & alcohol use were survivors of sexual violence.
(Jean Tweed, Substance Treatment Centre, 1989-90.)

- A Toronto study showed that 83% of female psychiatric in-patients reported a history of physical or sexual abuse.

- Almost one-third reported either minor or severe physical or sexual abuse during their hospitalization.
(Temi Firsten, 1990.)

- Four out of five female undergraduates surveyed at Canadian universities said they had been victims of violence in a dating relationship.

- 29% reported incidents of sexual assault.
(W. DeKeseredy and K.Kelly, The Incidence and Prevalence of Woman Abuse in Canadian University and College Dating Relationships: Results from a National Survey, 1993.)

- 60% of Canadian college-aged males indicated they would commit sexual assault if they were certain they would not get caught.
(Lenskyj, 1992.)

- A study in Toronto found that 20% of young women in high school had experienced at least one form of assault in a dating relationship.
(Shirley Mercer, Not a Pretty Picture: An Exploratory Study of Violence Against Women in Dating Relationships, Toronto, 1987.)

- Two out of three women have experienced sexual assault.
(Based on Canadian Panel on Violence Against Women, 1993.)

- One in three women victims of sexual assault were assaulted by a friend or casual acquaintance; one in four by a family member including a spouse or ex-spouse.
(Tremblay, 1999.)

- Young women between the ages of 16 and 21 are at the highest risk of sexual assault.
(Women's Safety Project, 1993.)

- One in six boys is sexually abused before age 17.
(Bagley, 1994.)


Child Sexual Assault
- 53% of female and 31% of male children have experienced at least one unwanted sexual act.
(Badgley Committee, 1984.)

- 53% of women were sexually abused when they were children.
(C. Bagley, Ottawa: Health & Welfare Canada, 1988.)

- 98.5% of abusers were male.
(Badgley Committee, 1984.)

- Of sexual assaults reported to police, 79% of female and 21% of male children were abused by family members.
(National Clearing House on Family Violence.)


Sexual Harassment Statistics
- One in four women and one in ten men have experienced some form of sexual harassment in the workplace.
(Saskatchewan Women’s Secretariat.)

- 87% of Canadian women report experiencing sexual harassment.
(Statistics Canada: Violence Against Women Survey, November, 1993.)

- 43% of all Canadian women have been sexually harassed at work.

- 8% of those who are harassed at work report the harassment.
(The Way Forward: Rethinking the Problem of Workplace Sexual Harassment, 2002, Sexual Assault Centre London.)

- 8 out of 10 female students said they had been sexually harassed at school.
(“The Joke’s Over – Student to Student Sexual Harassment in Secondary Schools”, published by The Ontario Women’s Directorate, The Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation and the Ministry of Education, (1995).)


Teen Dating Violence Statistics
- Four out of five female undergraduates surveyed at Canadian universities said they had been victims of violence in a dating relationship.

- 29% reported incidents of sexual assault.
(W. DeKeseredy and K.Kelly, The Incidence and Prevalence of Woman Abuse in Canadian University and College Dating Relationships: Results from a National Survey, 1993.)

- 1 in 4 women will be sexually assaulted.

- Half of these assaults will be against women under 16 years of age.
(Brickman & Briere, Winnipeg, 1984.)

- Date rape accounts for 60% of reported rapes.
(Vis-A-Vis, USA, 1992.)

- It is estimated that only 1% of all date rapes are reported to the police.
(Diana Russell, Sexual Exploitation: Rape, Child Abuse and Workplace Harassment, California, 1984.)

- 60% of Canadian college-aged males indicated they would commit sexual assault if they were certain they would not get caught.
(Lenskyj, 1992.)

- A study in Toronto found that 20% of young women in high school had experienced at least one form of assault in a dating relationship.
(Shirley Mercer, Not a Pretty Picture: An Exploratory Study of Violence Against Women in Dating Relationships, Toronto, 1987.)

- 8 out of 10 female students said they had been sexually harassed at school.
(“The Joke’s Over – Student to Student Sexual Harassment in Secondary Schools”, published by The Ontario Women’s Directorate, The Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation and the Ministry of Education, (1995).)

- More young women are aware of teen dating violence among their peers and have experienced such abuse than young men. In a study of students in grades 9 to 13, 54% of students were aware of dating violence among their peers, with significantly more girls (61%) reporting this than boys (48%).
(Jaffe et al (1992).)

- 29% of adolescent (11 to 20 years old) girls and 13% of boys in the sample reported some abuse in their dating relationships.
(Price et al (2000).)


A Woman is Raped in Canada every 17 Minutes


Added: Jun-21-2011 Occurred On: Jun-21-2011
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