(Calculation based on 2012 National Crime Victimization Survey. (The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey 2010)Fact #6: Approximately 1,270,000 women are raped each year.
Another 6,646,000 are victims of other sexual crime, including sexual coercion, unwanted sexual contact, or unwanted sexual experiences. Fact #7: 15% of sexual assault and rape victims are under age 12; 29% are age 12-17; 44% are under age 18; 80% are under age 30; ages 12-34 are the highest risk years.
(National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey 2010).
Fact #10: More than 75% of female victims were raped or sexually assaulted before age 25.
Relationships are more likely to fail – and to become abusive – when the dating partners are young, immature, and spontaneous.
Unfortunately, this has resulted in an unfortunate number of teens who experience teen dating violence in a romantic relationship.
That’s why we invest in violence prevention programs that teach teens how to create safe and healthy relationships. Aren't men just as likely to be victims as women? If a woman is being abused, why doesn't she just leave the relationship?  The Violence Against Women Survey, Statistics Canada, 1993.
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 Function=get Survey&SDDS=3896&Item_Id=1712 Since publication, this report has been archived by Statistics Canada but the Canadian Women’s Foundation has a hard copy.
At the Canadian Women’s Foundation, our vision is for all women in Canada to live free from violence. The long-term experience of being abused can destroy a woman’s self-confidence, making it more difficult for her to believe that she deserves better treatment, that she can find the courage to leave, or that she can manage on her own.
Participants were asked if they had ever been called names, insulted, or treated disrespectfully by their partner.
They were also asked if they had been threatened with violence, pushed, shoved, or had something thrown at them.
By contrast, boys who reported dating violence during their teen years were more likely to be antisocial, think about suicide, and use marijuana as young adults than boys who did not report any dating violence or abuse.
Males and females who were in physically abusive relationships as teens were also two to three times more likely to be in violent relationships at ages 18 to 25, the study shows. “Children and teens need to know what it means to be in a healthy dating relationship,” says researcher Deinera Exner-Cortens of Cornell University in Ithaca, N. “Parents, teachers, and health care providers all have a role to play in encouraging healthy relationships and modeling respect, trust, and open communication.” In other words, it’s "do as I say and do as I do" when teaching kids what a healthy relationship looks like, she says.