In the most recent Weekly Checklist
of federal government publications, there is a link to a recent report written for Justice Canada on Violence perpetrated by ex-spouses in Canada
"Intimate partner violence
affects the lives of many Canadians. In 2011, there were 97,451
victims of police-reported intimate partner violence ... with women representing
of the victims of police-reported intimate partner violence in 2011."
"While these numbers provide some insight into the prevalence of spousal violence in Canada, it
only reflects a small portion of the actual violence that occurs. Data from the 2009 General
Victimization (GSS) found that only 22% of victims
violence reported the
incident to the police ... These numbers also do not provide
information on the prevalence of violence perpetrated by ex-spouses, nor the experiences of
victims of ex-spousal violence."
exist on violence perpetrated by current spouses, very little information is available
on the experiences of ex-spousal violence in Canada. In 2001, Hotton published the report,
Spousal Violence after Marital Separation,which was based on data from the 1999 GSS. This
report provided great insight into the prevalence of ex-spousal violence in Canada, as well as on
experiences of victims of ex-spousal violence. With data from the 2009 GSS, it is possible to
look at these same issues using the most current data available."
"The purpose of this report is to provide an update on the 2001
Spousal Violence after Marital
report using data from the 2009 GSS. This report explores Canadians’ experiences
with violence committed by ex
prevalence of ex-spousal violence,
violence experienced after separation and the emotional consequences of ex-spousal violence.
The prevalence of child witnesses to ex-spousal violence is discussed, as is information on the
issues surrounding child residence and contact in situations of ex-spousal violence. Finally, the
issue of reporting ex-spousal violence to police is explored."
The Weekly Checklist includes a listing of titles made available by the
Parliament of Canada, federal departments, and Statistics Canada to the
Depository Services Program for distribution to a network of Depository
Libraries in Canada and abroad.
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