Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Statistics Canada Report on Police-Reported Dating Violence

Statistics Canada today released a report on Police-reported dating violence:

"In 2008, nearly 23,000 incidents of "dating violence" were reported to police. These incidents accounted for more than one-quarter (28%) of police-reported violent incidents perpetrated by intimate partners. Dating violence represented 7% of total violent crimes in Canada in 2008."

"Between 2004 and 2008, rates of police-reported dating violence increased steadily for both women (+40%) and men (+47%) ..."

"Overall, women accounted for 8 in 10 dating violence victims known to police in 2008. The majority of incidents of dating violence occurred once the relationship had ended. About 57% of incidents coming to the attention of police were committed by a former partner."

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 6:01 pm

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