Facts about Violence

Violence continues in homes and communities in Newfoundland and Labrador. Its victims include women, children and youth, Indigenous women and children, older persons, persons with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, persons of varying race or ethnicity and persons of differing economic status. These populations are most likely to experience physical, sexual, emotional, psychological, spiritual and cultural violence, as well as verbal and financial abuse and neglect. However, accurate statistics regarding the prevalence of violence are difficult to obtain, as it is estimated that only 10 per cent of violence is ever reported.

The Violence Prevention Initiative has developed the following series of fact and tip sheets to assist in the prevention of violence and abuse:

Intimate Partner Violence

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Police-Reported Violence 2006-2012

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Forms of Violence and Abuse

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The Cycle of Violence

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Challenges to Leaving Violence

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Violence Against Women Fact Sheets

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Violence Awareness and Action Training (VAAT) Fact Sheets

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Violence Awareness and Action Training (VAAT) Tip Sheets

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Violence Against Children Fact Sheet

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Violence and Sexual Orientation

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2019 Fact Sheets

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