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* A note about statistics: According to the most recent self-reported General Social Survey (GSS) on Victimization conducted in 2014, only 5% of sexual assaults experienced by Canadians over the age of 15 are reported to police. (Statistics Canada). For this reason, it is important to take into account both police-reported and self-reported statistics about sexual assault (and other forms of sexual violence). In Canada, national data on prevalence rates of sexual violence against women in Canada comes from two primary sources: The General Social Survey (GSS) and the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey (UCR). The GSS is a self reported survey on victimization collected every five years. The UCR is updated on an ongoing basis and analyzed annually. The UCR collects police-reported data on a range of criminal offence.