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.
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.