Statistics Canada releases results of Victim Services Survey (VSS) 2011/2012

The objective of the Victim Services Survey was to collect information on victim service agencies that provided services directly to primary or secondary victims of crime during the 12-month reference period, as well as to provide a one-day snapshot of clientele being served on a specific date. Information on activities by criminal injuries compensation/financial benefit programs during the 12-month reference period was also collected.

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February 13, 2014

Legal Aid in Canada: Resource and Caseload Statistics 2010/2011

This Statistics Canada report presents results from the Legal Aid Survey, which collects information on the operation of Canada's 13 legal aid plans.

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March 15, 2012

Study: Violent victimization of Aboriginal women

According to Statistics Canada, in 2009, nearly 13 per cent of Aboriginal women aged 15 or older who lived in the provinces self-reported they had been the victim of one or more violent crimes in the 12 months prior to the survey.

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May 19, 2011

Overall proportion of family violence has dropped slightly over past decade

The 2009 General Social Survey from Statistics Canada found that self-reported spousal violence remained stable from 2004, when the survey was last conducted. Similar to 2004, 6% of Canadians with a current or former spouse reported being physically or sexually victimized by their spouse in the 5 years preceding the survey.

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January 27, 2011

Study: Police-reported dating violence

Statistics Canada reports that in 2008, nearly 23,000 incidents of "dating violence" were reported to police.

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June 29, 2010

Twelfth annual report on family violence in Canada released

The focus of this year's Statistics Canada report is a profile of shelters that provide residential services to women and children fleeing abusive situations.

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January 04, 2010