Among those aged 15 to 34, suicide is the second leading cause of death, preceded only by accidents (unintentional injuries).
About half (49%) of all female murder victims in Canada are killed by a former or current intimate partner.
The percentage of sexual offences involving male victims is higher for younger victims. In incidents involving the most vulnerable age group, children under 12 years of age, 30% of victims were male.
Young women and girls with early exposure to abusive relationships are at an increased risk of victimization by others later in life.
Youth under 18 represented 22% of the canadian population in 2004, but made up 58% of victims of sexual offences.
One quarter of all rapes occur after the man makes initial contact – such as requesting information or just “being friendly”.
Only 27% of females whose sexual assault met the legal definition of rape thought of themselves as rape victims.
1 in 12 male students surveyed had committed acts that met the legal definition of rape or attempted rape.
Teenage boys also get sexually harassed, however only 19% of them report being upset by the experience.
Sexual harassment is illegal in canada. 85% of high school girls report being targets of sexual harassment.
A weapon is involved in 12% of rapes in Canada. In the majority of cases where a weapon is used, the attacker got the weapon from the female.