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Stats Canada dating violence report

2010-07-07

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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