According to The Victims of Crime Research Digest, two-thirds of sex assault victims have little to no confidence in police, the courts or the justice system in effectively dealing with the crimes they've been subjected to.
The report states that the majority of victims of child and adult sexual abuse didn't even bother filing a complaint with police for fear that they would be blamed or wouldn't be believed.
The report surveyed 207 sex abuse survivors at urban sexual assault centres. And according to the report, only 55 out of 114 women reported their assault. Of those, only 22 went to trial and 18 led to convictions.
Clearly male and female victims of sexual assault do not have any confidence that Canada's justice system will adequately resolve the crimes.
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