The Numbers Speak for Themselves

Stat 1

Family Violence Accounted for 26% of all police reported violent crime in 2011.
Statistics Canada 2011

Stat 2

It is estimated that two-thirds of all criminal victimization are not reported to the police.
Statistics Canada 2011

Stat 3

Since the age of 16, 51% of Canadian Women report having experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence.
Ministry of Children’s Services – Prevention of Violence and Bullying

Stat 4

On any given day in Canada, more than 3,000 women (along with their 2,500 children) are living in an emergency shelter to escape domestic violence.
Statistics Canada 2009

Stat 5

Family violence is costing Canadians $7.4 billion every year, taking into account costs ranging from policing and health-care to funerals and lost wages.
Justice Canada 2012

Stat 1

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), such as abuse, neglect, witnessing domestic violence, or growing up with alcohol or other substance abuse, mental illness, parental discord, or crime are a common pathway to social, emotional, and cognitive impairments leading to increased risk of unhealthy behaviors, risk of violence or re-victimization, disease, disability and premature mortality
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Survey

Stat 6

A child who witnesses spousal violence is experiencing a form of child abuse. Research shows that "witnessing family violence is as harmful as experiencing it directly."
RCMP, "The Risks of Family Violence on Children – Where does it hurt?"