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Canadian Military Received Nearly 1,000 Sexual Assault Reports in Past Year
Some 960 members
of the Canadian military reported being victims of sexual assault in the
last year, and 27 percent of women in the armed forces have been
sexually assaulted during their career, Statistics Canada said on
The landmark survey,
commissioned by the military, found 1.7 percent of regular force
members of the military had been sexually assaulted in the last 12
months, nearly double the 0.9 percent rate of sexual assault among
According to the
Statistics Canada survey, 840 military members reported unwanted sexual
touching, 150 reported sexual attack, and 110 sexual activity without
consent in the 12 months before the survey was conducted.
survey, which garnered more than 43,000 responses and a 61 percent
response rate among regular force members, found that women were four
times more likely than men to report being sexually assaulted in the
Women make up about 15 percent of Canada's armed forces.