Fact Sheets

Fact sheets and statistics offer a quick and easy way to convey complex issues so that they can be understood by all.

The fact sheets and statistical overviews included here have been collected from a variety of sources and convey details on crime and victimization. The topics covered include general crime rates, victim impact statements, elder abuse and violence against women and other specific groups in society that are affected by crime.

This year’s fact sheets have been updated to help you enhance your education and awareness efforts about victims’ rights during Victims and Survivors of Crime Week.

These fact sheets can be used in:

  • speeches and presentations;
  • media announcements;
  • letters to the editor;
  • public service announcements;
  • calls for action to local officials;
  • or as stand alone summaries.

Additional information and more detailed statistics can be accessed on the following Government of Canada Web sites:

It may also be possible to access statistical information on crime and victimization in your own community or region through your local police service, library, newspaper or victim-serving organizations. 

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