The crime statistics show that about 31 million total crimes are reported annually. That’s about one crime per second. Victim rates of violent crimes have increased and most people who are victimized never imagined that crime would happen to them. It always happens to the other person.
The crime-statistics indicate that in the next hour the following will happen:
- 900 Thefts
- 189 Violent Crimes
- 124 Assaults
- 66 Robberies 2
- 4 Sexual Assaults
- 12 Rapes
- 2 Murders
Do you have the necessary knowledge and skill set to protect yourself against one of these crimes and not be counted in the next crime-statistics? Do you know what to do if confronted by an attacker? Do you have a game plan to deal with violent crime?
- All Canadians pay a steep price for violence against women. It’s estimated that each year, Canadians collectively spend $7.4 billion to deal with the aftermath of violence
- Half of all women in Canada have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16.
- 67% of Canadians say they have personally known at least one woman who has experienced physical or sexual abuse.
- Approximately every six days, a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner. Out of the 83 police-reported intimate partner homicides in 2014, 67 of the victims—over 80%—were women
- While both men and women experience violence, statistics indicate that women do experience higher rates. Women’s risk of violent victimization was about 20% higher than men’s
- 7 in 10 people who experience family violence are women and girls
- Women were 10 times more likely than men to be the victim of a police-reported sexual assault
- About 80% of victims of dating violence are women
- Girls are 1.5 times more likely than boys to experience violence
- The rates of violent crime against women aged 15 to 24 are 42% higher than rates for women aged 25 to 34, and nearly double the rates of women aged 35 to 44.