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Territories have highest family violence rates in Canada: report


The territories had the highest rates of police-reported family violence in Canada in 2014, according to newly released data from Statistics Canada. In Nunavut the rates were over 10 times higher than the Canadian average although overall rates are decreasing.

In 2014, there were an average of about 243 incidents of police-reported family violence in Canada per 100,000 people. The numbers in the territories came in much higher with Nunavut at 2,491, the Northwest Territories at 1,897 and Yukon at 912.


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