Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Report paints grim picture of child sexual abuse in Manitoba

Manitoba has the terrible distinction of having the highest rate of sexual assaults against children within the 10 Canadian provinces.

A Statistics Canada report released today showed 316 per 100,000 children and youths (under the age of 18) were victims of police-reported sexual offences in Canada in 2012.

That is well above the national rate of 205 for every 100,000 children and youth. There were about 14,000 children and youth who were victimized across the country in 2012.

The rates were higher in the three territories.

Saskatchewan wasn’t far behind it’s neighbour to the east. That province had a rate of 306 per 100,000.  (more...)

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