By Lieran Docherty, Program Manager
The report released by Statistics Canada on March 15th shows that women with disabilities experience higher rates of violence and victimization across Canada. Using data from the 2014 General Social Survey, the report presents an overview of the experiences of victimization of Canadian women and men with disabilities. It is important to note that the General Social Survey does not include residents of institutions – such as prisons, shelters – in its sample.
The report found that among Canadians with a disability, the rate of violent victimization was about twice as high when compared to those who did not report a disability. In addition, the report found that women with disabilities are over-represented as victims in self-reported violent crime. In 45% of all incidents involving a female victim, including sexual assault, robbery and physical assault, the female victim had a disability.
Other findings in the report include:
Take a look at the full report here for more information.