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Statistics

The Facts Speak for Themselves

Family Violence Accounted for 26% of all police reported violent crime in 2016.
Statistics Canada 2016

It is estimated that 7 in 10 of all criminal victimization is not reported to the police.
Statistics Canada 2016

Since the age of 16, 51% of Canadian Women report having experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence.
Ministry of Children’s Services – Prevention of Violence and Bullying

On any given day in Canada, more than 3,000 women (along with their 2,500 children) are living in an emergency shelter to escape domestic violence.
Statistics Canada 2009
Family violence is costing Canadians $7.4 billion every year, taking into account costs ranging from policing and health-care to funerals and lost wages.
Justice Canada 2012

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), such as abuse, neglect, witnessing domestic violence, or growing up with alcohol or other substance abuse, mental illness, parental discord, or crime are a common pathway to social, emotional, and cognitive impairments leading to increased risk of unhealthy behaviors, risk of violence or re-victimization, disease, disability and premature mortality
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Survey

A child who witnesses spousal violence is experiencing a form of child abuse. Research shows that "witnessing family violence is as harmful as experiencing it directly."
RCMP, "The Risks of Family Violence on Children – Where does it hurt?"

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