Canadian Domestic Violence Statistics

1 in 4 women are assaulted in their lifetime.

1 in 5 women abused by their partner is assaulted during pregnancy.

At least one million children have witnessed violence against their mother.

Every minute of every day, a women or child is abused.

There have been approximately 25 female victims of spousal homicide each year in Ontario since 1975 onward.

11% of Ontario women reported experiencing stalking during the period of 1999-2004.

53% of women escaping abusive situations were admitted to shelters with their children, and 65% of these children were under the age of 10.

Less than 10% of sexual assault cases are ever reported to the police.

Niagara Statistics

Women - 18 deaths in Niagara since 1977 related to Family Violence

4 children left motherless

$95 million in 2011 for medical, legal and lost productivity costs related to domestic violence in Niagara

20% of Family and Children’s Services cases are a result of children witnessing abuse in their home

The estimated social services costs related to Family Violence is $5.2 million

The Niagara Regional Police spend on average 14 hours a day responding to domestic violence calls region wide

In 2010 police responded to 6,996 Domestic Violence calls (intimate partner related only).  Charges were laid or warrants sought in 893 occurrences.