SACHA - Sexual Assault Centre
Erasing Your Tracks Online
75 MacNab St. South, 3rd floor
Hamilton Ontario L8P 3C1 Canada
PHONE 905.525.4573 FAX 905.525.7085 TTY 905.525.4592


  • One in three women will experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetime.
  • One in six men will experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetime.
  • Only 1 in 3 Canadians understand what sexual consent means.

  • Over 80% of women with disAbilities will be sexually abused in their lifetime
  • Sexual assault victimization rates are five times higher for women under the age of 35.


  • The yearly economic costs of sexual violence is $4.8 billion, compared to gun violence at $3.1 billion.


  • It is estimated that between 15% to 25% of North American college and university-aged women will experience some form of sexual assault during their academic career.[1]
  • Alcohol is most commonly used drug in drug facilitated sexual assaults.


  • Only 2-8% of rape claims are false reports.
  • 28% of Canadians say they have been on the receiving end of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favours, or sexually-charged talk while on the job.
  • 91% of men would like to intervene if they knew someone was in a violent relationship.
  • Women and girls are five times more likely to experience sexual violence than males.

  • 53% of survivors in a survey responded that they did not report their sexual assault because they were not confident in the police. Two out of three responded that they were not confident in the criminal justice and court system in general.

The following stats are taken directly from the Violence Against Women Learning Network newsletter on sexual violence:

This resource developed with the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
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