Studies and statistics
STATISTICS RELATING TO MEN AND SEXUAL ASSAULT REPRESENT A SIGNIFICANT ISSUE AND WHICH DESERVES OUR ATTENTION.
1 in 10 men will experience one or more sexual assault in their lifetime.
50 % of men who have been in prison have been victims of sexual assault, according to an experiment conducted at the Service d’aide en prévention de la criminalité.
1 in 4 men studying at university are said to have been the victim of sexual violence during their journey.
Two-thirds of the victims are under the age of 18.
Almost 8 out of 10 victims know their abuser.
7 out of 10 sexual assaults are committed in a private residence.
More than 90% of sexually assaulted adult men would not report their assault to the police.
The majority of men (64%) in Quebec who experienced assault before the age of 16 also experienced physical violence or exposure to adult violence at home in childhood.
Being sexually assaulted before age 16 is associated with an increased risk of various mental health and substance abuse disorders in adulthood in men in Quebec, and more particularly drug abuse or addiction.
Sexual minorities are on average 3 times more likely than heterosexuals to experience sexual assault in their lifetime.
Young people in the LGBTQ + community are almost 3 times more likely to report being sexually assaulted as a child.
According to a large survey, 40% of men who are sexually assaulted, were assaulted by women.