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  • The prevalence of physical violence reported by studies ranged from 11.8 percent and 45.1 percent among men who have sex with men, including men who identify as gay or bisexual (Finneran & Stephenson, 2013).
  • The prevalence of psychological violence reported by these same studies ranged from 5.4 percent to 73.2 percent among men who have sex with men, including men who identify as gay or bisexual (Finneran & Stephenson, 2013).
  • 8.9 percent of bisexual women in a recent Canadian study reported at least one episode of IPV over the five previous years (Barrett & St-Pierre, 2013).
  • Research conducted in the United States in the 1990s found that 8 percent of trans men had experienced physical abuse in a romantic or sexual partnership in the preceding year (Clements, Katz, & Marx, 1998).
  • Research conducted in the United States in the 1990s found that 16 percent of trans women respondents had experienced physical abuse in a romantic or sexual partnership in the preceding year (Clements, Katz, & Marx, 1998).
  • Female victims of family violence were more likely to have been victimized by a spouse than male victims (55% versus 30%) - Stats Canada, Trend in self-reported spousal violence in Canada, 2014.
  • In 2015, the rate of police-reported family violence against females was double that of males (325 per 100,000 versus 160). - Stats Canada, Police-reported family violence in Canada.
  • In 2015, almost 92,000 people in Canada were victims of intimate partner violence, representing just over a quarter (28%) of all victims of police-reported violent crime. - Stats Canada, Police-reported intimated partner violence.
  • Four out of five victims of police-reported intimate partner violence were women (79%)—representing about 72,000 female victims. - Stats Canada, Police-reported intimate partner violence.
  • In 2015 North Bay Police respond to an average of 3-4 domestic violence calls per day in North Bay.