For the past few days I have been editing a part of my book that focuses on gynocide. I have reported on Helen Betty Osborne and other Canadian victims, as well as victims in other parts of the world. Below are some interesting facts about violence against women in Canada, taken from Statistics Canada's website.
“According to police-reported data, just over 173,600 women aged 15 and older were victims of violent crime in 2011 […] Common assaults accounted for about half of all police-reported violent crimes against women. […] The rate of police-reported violent crime against women was about 5% higher than the rate for men in 2011. […] Women were 11 times more likely than men to be a victim of sexual offences, and 3 times more likely to be the victim of criminal harassment [stalking]. […] Among women, rates of dating violence in 2011 were 60% higher than the spousal violence rate. […] Rates of intimate partner homicides against women rose 19% between 2010 and 2011. […] The police-reported rate of violent crime against women aged 15 to 24 was 42% higher than the rate for women aged 25 to 34, and nearly double the rate for women aged 35 to 44. […] Police reported that in 2011, about 8,200 girls aged 11 and under were victims of violent crime […] Over half (56%) of the violent crimes against girls were committed by a family member, and males were the offender in about 8 of 10 incidents. In addition, nearly 27,000 female youth aged 12 to 17 were victims of violent crime in 2011; casual acquaintances were the most common offenders.”
 Statistics Canada, Violence against women, 2011, Feb. 25, 2013
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