If you talk to almost any woman long enough, you’ll uncover an incident of violence (physical or emotional) somewhere in her past. While men are victims of violence just as often, the aggressors of women are most often male. It comes as no surprise then that the new study from Statistics Canada reveals that the majority of dating violence victims are female.
While teenage girls experienced 10 times as much violence as boys their age, a Statistics Canada study released Tuesday says that rates of police-reported dating violence are highest for those in their 30s. Between 2004 and 2008, rates of reported violence rose 40 per cent for women and 47 per cent for men. Women were victims of dating violence 80 per cent of the time, with a majority of incidents occurring after the relationship ended.
Unfortunately, under-reporting may mean the actual rates are much higher.by