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
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