Military Sexual Assaults Numbered Nearly 1,000 Last Year: Statistics Canada

OTTAWA — Nearly 1,000 members of the Canadian Armed Forces reported being sexually assaulted over the past year — and one-quarter of women say they've been targeted at least once during their careers, a landmark Statistics Canada survey of sexual misconduct in the military has found.That rate of sexual assault represents about 1.7 per cent of military personnel — dramatically higher than the comparable rate of 0.9 per cent for the general population.The survey, the first of its kind in...

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