The prevalence of dating violence varies by study, depending on the definition of violence used and the age of respondents.The 1993 Violence Against Women Survey (VAWS) found that 16% of women had experienced physical or sexual violence in a dating relationship since the age of 16.
Welfare statistics See Social Assistance caseload/beneficiary statistics and expenditure information, 1997 to 2014 (further down on the page you're reading presently) --- Income Support Caseload Statistics Income Support Benefits (individuals/families), 1992 to 2015 (PDF) Historical Statistics of Newfoundland and Labrador (PDF - 1.1MB, 13 pages) - October 1970 - incl. What effect does domestic violence have on children? What should I do if I think someone is being abused? Since abusers often express deep remorse and promise to change, it can take years for women to admit that the violence will never stop and the relationship is unsalvageable. Sources Domestic abuse is often a gradual process, with the frequency of assaults and seriousness of the violence slowly escalating over time.social assistance stats from 1951-1969 (under "Health and Welfare") Number of People on Welfare, March 1995 to March 2005 (PDF file - 133K, 1 page) Sources: * Newfoundland and Labrador Statistics Agency * NL Community Accounts * Department of Advanced Education and Skills * National Council of Welfare shelter See Regulations section 13 foll.NOTE : the former "Newfoundland and Labrador Family Benefit" no longer appears on the Dept.Archived information is provided for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes.