Dating abuse statistics canada
“Dating violence is a frightening reality for Canadian teens from coast to coast to coast,” states Dr.
Claire Crooks, Canadian Women’s Foundation Board Member and a lead developer and researcher of the Canadian Women’s Foundation funded Fourth R, a healthy relationship-based program aimed at preventing violence and related risk behaviours in adolescents.
The prevalence and frequency of IPV against men is highly disputed, with different studies showing different conclusions for different nations, and many countries having no data at all.
Some researchers believe the actual number of male victims is likely to be greater than law enforcement statistics suggest due to the high number of men who do not report their abuse.
Toronto (ON) – February 21, 2012 – Canadian teens are experiencing dating violence in record numbers and need help to stay safer.
Canadian Women’s Foundation, Canada’s public foundation for women and girls, is raising funds and investing in teen healthy relationship programs across Canada, where youth will learn how to stop the violence - for good.
The lines of the debate tend to fall between two basic polemics.
Advocates of battered women argue that proponents of female-perpetrated IPV are part of an anti-feminist backlash, and are attempting to undermine the problem of male-perpetrated IPV by championing the cause of the battered man over the much more serious cause of the battered woman.
One of the main tools used to find statistical evidence of male victims of IPV (as well as female victims of IPV), the conflict tactics scale, has been heavily criticized, and heavily defended.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that one in eleven adolescents is a victim of physical dating violence.
Domestic violence against men deals with domestic violence experienced by men or boys in an intimate relationship such as marriage, cohabitation, dating, or within a family.
Women were much more likely than men to report visiting these types of professionals (49% compared to 17%, respectively). Even though men experience family violence at the same rate as women, the much higher rate of “police-reported data” is being pointed to as if to indicate there are significantly more female victims suggests that the police do not log cases of male victimization accurately and are more likely to consider a man to be the aggressor even when he contacts the police for support.
This double standard probably explains why men deem the police response far less satisfying than do women. CAFE is dedicated to advancing evidence-based public policies and bringing services to all those who need support.