Table 9
Reasons for not reporting sexual assault to the police, by sex of victim, Canada, 2014

Table 9
Reasons for not reporting sexual assault to the police, by sex of victim, Canada, 2014
Table summary
This table displays the results of Reasons for not reporting sexual assault to the police. The information is grouped by Reasons for not reporting to the police (appearing as row headers), Women, Men and Total, calculated using percent units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Reasons for not reporting to the policeTable 9 Note 1 Women MenTable 9 Note  Total
percent
Crime was minor and not worth taking the time to report 71 75 71
Incident was a private or personal matter and it was handled informally 68 62Note E: Use with caution 67
No one was harmed 66Note * 42Note E: Use with caution 63
Did not want the hassle of dealing with the police 47 33Note E: Use with caution 45
Police would not have considered incident important enough 43 43Note E: Use with caution 43
Lack of evidence 46Note * 18Note E: Use with caution 43
Offender would not be convicted or adequately punished 41 27Note E: Use with caution 40
No harm was intended 38 49Note E: Use with caution 39
Feared or did not want the hassle of dealing with the court process 34 37Note E: Use with caution 34
Did not want the offender in trouble with the law 29 36Note E: Use with caution 30
Did not want others to find out about the victimizationTable 9 Note 2 32 Note F: too unreliable to be published 30
Police would not have been efficient or effective 27Note E: Use with caution Note F: too unreliable to be published 26
Fear of revenge by the offender or others 24Note E: Use with caution Note F: too unreliable to be published 22Note E: Use with caution
Police would not have been able to find or identify the offender 22Note E: Use with caution Note F: too unreliable to be published 21Note E: Use with caution
Police would be biased 13Note E: Use with caution Note F: too unreliable to be published 13Note E: Use with caution
Received unsatisfactory service from the police in the past 13Note E: Use with caution Note F: too unreliable to be published 13Note E: Use with caution
Afraid reporting would bring shame and dishonour to the family 13Note E: Use with caution Note F: too unreliable to be published 12Note E: Use with caution
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