Sunday, June 01, 2014

Statistics Canada Report on Sexual Offences against Children and Youth

A few days ago, Statistics Canada released a report on Police-reported sexual offences against children and youth in Canada, 2012:
"There were about 14,000 children and youth (under the age of 18) who were victims of a police-reported sexual offence in Canada in 2012. This represented a rate of 205 for every 100,000 children and youth. Overall, the rate of police-reported sexual offences against children and youth decreased for the second consecutive year in 2012, and was similar to the rate reported by police in 2009."

"Nevertheless, children and youth continued to account for more than half (55%) of the victims of sexual offences reported by police, even though they make up 20% of the Canadian population." (...)

"Female children and youth were victims of police-reported sexual offences at a higher rate than male children and youth. There were 341 female child or youth victims of police-reported sexual offences for every 100,000 female children and youth in Canada, about five times higher than the rate for males (75 per 100,000 male children and youth)."

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 2:49 pm

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