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Family Violence in Canada: A Statistical Profile, 2019

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Family violence in Canada: A statistical profile is an annual report produced by the Canadian Centre for Justice and Community Safety Statistics at Statistics Canada as part of the Federal Family Violence Initiative. Since 1998, this report has provided data on the nature and extent of family violence in Canada, as well as an analysis of trends over time. The information presented is used extensively to monitor changes that inform policy makers and the public.

The 2019 edition of the report begins with an overview of police-reported family violence. The sections that follow present police-reported data dedicated to family violence against children and youth, intimate partner violence and family violence against seniors.

Highlights from Section 4 on Police-reported family violence against seniors in Canada, 2019 include:

  • One in three senior victims of police-reported violence is victimized by a family member.
  • Family violence against seniors increases for the fourth consecutive year.
  • There is violence against seniors in nursing and retirement.
  • Saskatchewan and Manitoba have highest provincial rates of family violence against seniors.
  • In most provinces and territories in 2019, the rate of family violence against seniors increased from the previous year. Provincially, the rated decreased by 7% in Alberta while it remained relatively stable in Ontario (-0.2%).


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    Mar 02, 2021

  • Subject Area
    • Mental Health and Wellness
    • Safety, Security, Finances, & Personal Planning
    • Information, Referral, & Advocacy
  • Audience
    • Service Providers (Non-profits, Community Organizations, Local government)
    • Government
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