Before and After #MeToo in #Canada

A recent survey by Statistics Canada conducted on the widespread #MeToo social media movement found that police-reported sexual assaults in Canada increased sharply and attests to the willingness of victims to report to police if they believe there is an environment of support.

On a national level, Statistics Canada noted a 13 per cent increase in police-reported cases of sexual assault between 2016 and 2017. It linked the increase in reports to both the #MeToo Movement and to the Globe & Mail’s Unfounded investigation. Published in February 2017, the investigation revealed that police dismiss 1 in 5 claims of sexual assault as baseless. Since its publication, police services across Canada have begun to implement reforms, and unfounded rates have dropped.

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2018-12-01T13:27:37+00:00December 1st, 2018|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

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  1. Matthew S Elliott December 26, 2018 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    Was just thinking about you Glen and thought I’d peruse your page! Thank you for all your great information and your continued fight for what’s right! You got that Elliott push for what’s right from your mom 😉 Elliott motte Fortier et Recte, Strength and Right.

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