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A by-the-numbers look at StatCan report on sexual assault in Canadian military

OTTAWA — A Statistics Canada survey of sexual misconduct in the Canadian Forces suggests nearly 1,000 members of the military were sexually assaulted over the last year. Here are some of the numbers:

43,000: The number of people, including members of the regular force and the primary reserve, who replied to the survey.

61 per cent: Response rate from regular force members.

36 per cent: Response rate for reservists.

960: Total of men and women who reported being victims of sexual assault during the previous 12 months.

380: Women who reported being sexually assaulted in the last 12 months.

570: Men who reported being sexually assaulted in the previous 12 months.

4.8 per cent: Proportion of women who reported assaults.

1.3 per cent: Proportion of men who reported assaults.

15 per cent: Proportion of women in the forces as of February 2016.

27.3 per cent: Proportion of women who reported having been victims of sexual assault at least once since joining the military.

3.8 per cent: Proportion of men who reported being assaulted at least once in their military career.

12 per cent: Proportion of regular force members who reported being victims of more than one type of sexual assault in the last 12 months.

23 per cent: Proportion of sexual assault victims from the last year who reported at least one incident of sexual assault to someone in authority.

79 per cent: Proportion of regular force members who said they saw, heard or personally experienced inappropriate sexualized behaviour during the past 12 months, including inappropriate verbal or non-verbal communication, sexually explicit materials, unwanted contact or suggested sexual relationships.

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