Sexual assault involves any form of non-consensual sexual activity. Click on Sexual Assault to learn more.
All people are potential victims, regardless of gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, education or physical description.
One of every 17 Canadian women is raped at some point in her life
A woman is sexually assaulted by forced intercourse every 17 minutes in Canada
Girls and young women between the ages of 15-24 are the most likely victims
80% of assaults happen in the victim's home
70% of rapes are committed by a perpetrator who knows the victims (relative, friend, neighbour, colleague, or other acquaintance)
Approximately one half of all rapes occur on dates
62% of victims are physically injured in the attack; 9% are beaten severely or disfigured
Statistics Canada has found that one in four girls and one in eight boys have been sexually abused by the time they are eighteen