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About Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault in Canada

Sexual Assault Statistics in Canada 

A numerical representation of the truth...

  • Of every 100 incidents of sexual assault, only 6 are reported to the police.
  • 1 in 4 North American women will be sexually assaulted during their lifetime.
  • Only 2-4% of all sexual assaults reported are false reports.
  • Over 80% of sex crime victims are women.
  • 83% of disabled women will be sexually assaulted during their lifetime.
  • 80% of assailants are friends and family of the victim.













The above noted statistics have been taken from various studies across Canada. While the numbers can never be 100% accurate, a few key generalizations can be made:

1. Sexual assault is far more common than most would suspect.

2. Relatively few incidents of sexual assault are reported to the police.

3. Young and otherwise vulnerable women are most likely to be sexually abused.

4. Most sexual assaults are committed by someone close to the victim, not a stranger.

Click here to read more about sexual assault statistics in Canada.

Click here to access the criminal code relating to sexual assault in Canada. 


Information adopted from  Sexual Assault Canada