There is a significant difference between the NVAWS and NISVS surveys, in the number of victims of physical violence (4,741,000 vs. This is consistent with earlier studies showing that between 19 (Straus and Gelles, 1988, Straus, 1995), between 19 (Catalano , 2005) and between 20 (Truman, 2011, Table 6) violence against women dropped but violence against males stayed steady.(As a point of reference, Statistics Canada (2006, 2011) reports that 45.5% of the victims of present or former spousal violence were men.Despite this, few services are available to male victims of intimate partner violence. According to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (hereinafter NISVS) released in December, 2011, within the last 12 months an estimated 5,365,000 men and 4,741,000 women were victims of intimate partner physical violence. G., & Thoennes, N., 2000)(hereinafter NVAWS), which estimated that 1.2 million women and 835,000 men were victims of intimate partner physical violence in the preceding 12 months.Physical violence More men than women were victims of intimate partner physical violence within the past year, according to a national study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and U. (One-year prevalence “are considered to be more accurate [than lifetime rates] because they do not depend on recall of events long past” (Straus, 2005, p.Welcome to Do Something.org, a global movement of 5.5 million young people making positive change, online and off!
See The Facts About Sexual Assault and Harassment for more information on those forms of violence against women. Since crime rates in Canada are falling, is violence against women still a serious problem? Isn't there less domestic violence now than in the past? Available: Shelters for Abused Women in Canada, 2014, Statistics Canada, Available at:
It’s why we help women who are in immediate danger by funding more than 455 women’s shelters across Canada. Although more up-to-date data would be preferable, no recent Statistics Canada survey has asked women about their life-time experience of violence. Function=get Survey&SDDS=3896&Item_Id=1712 Since publication, this report has been archived by Statistics Canada but the Canadian Women’s Foundation has a hard copy.
We also help women to rebuild their lives after escaping violence, and fund counselling for children who have witnessed violence to help them heal and prevent them from becoming victims or abusers themselves.  Homicide in Canada, 2014, Statistics Canada, Table 6.
Most female victims of intimate partner violence were previously victimized by the same offender, including 77% of females ages 18 to 24, 76% of females ages 25 to 34, and 81% of females ages 35 to 49.[x]81% of women who experienced rape, stalking, or physical violence by an intimate partner reported significant short- or long-term impacts such as post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and injury.[iii]An estimated 13% of women and 6% of men have experienced sexual coercion in their lifetime (i.e.
unwanted sexual penetration after being pressured in a nonphysical way).