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Manitoba has second highest rate of violence against women

Manitoba had the second highest rate of police-reported violence towards women in 2011, almost twice the national average.

Statistics Canada released its annual Violence Against Women report this morning, which saw incidents of violent acts against women among the 10 province were highest in Saskatchewan, followed closely by Manitoba.

Violent crime rates in Canada are outlined in a chart.

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Violent crime rates in Canada are outlined in a chart.

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The lowest rates were reported in Ontario and Quebec.

Statistics Canada said that historically, violent acts against women are highest in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

The only areas of the country with higher rates of violence towards women are the three territories: Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.

For 2011, Manitoba’s rate of violent crime towards women was 2,191 per 100,000 population; Saskatchewan had a rate of 2,681.

The national rate was 1,207 per 100,000 population.

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Updated on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 5:54 PM CST: Adds image.

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