Stats Canada dating violence report
Queen’s University law professor Nick Bala is available to talk about the Statistics Canada report on dating violence that was released today.
The report says that the level of police-reported violence has increased, but Professor Bala – an expert on child and spousal abuse – says that isn’t necessarily bad news.
“The increase is likely a reflection of victims’ increased willingness to report these crimes. I think it’s unlikely we’ve had an absolute increase in violence. The fact that victims are more willing to come forward is encouraging so in a way this is good news,” says Professor Bala.
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