family violence

Saskatchewan has highest family violence rate in the country

Saskatchewan has highest family violence rate in the country

Nov 21, 2023 | 3:30pm
New data from Statistics Canada shows a disturbing trend in Saskatchewan when it comes to family violence and intimate partner violence. Saskatchewan has the highest per capita rate of this type of violence, with 732 reported cases of intimate partner violence for every 100,000 people.  The family violence number is similar with 730 cases of […]

Police officers neglected duty in toddler’s death: complaints commission

May 18, 2023 | 1:20pm

The Public Complaints Commission in Saskatchewan has found police officers neglected their duty before an Indigenous toddler was killed in Prince Albert. Thirteen-month-old Tanner Brass died in February 2022. His mother alleged that when she called police for help in the hours before the boy’s death, she was taken into custody because officers racially profiled her. The […]

Saskatchewan leads the nation in the rate of police-reported family violence

Mar 2, 2021 | 10:26am

Statistics Canada says rates of police-reported family violence against children and youth, intimate partners, and seniors all rose in 2019. The overall rate of police-reported family violence increased for the third consecutive year, rising 13% over this period. This follows a long span of decline, with the rate falling by almost one-fifth from 2009 to […]