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Statistics Canada - Government of Canada
Table 3
Economic costs of violence against women
Author Focus of cost estimate Cost estimate Geographic area
Day 1995 Medical, dental, lost productivity, drug and alcohol abuse, shelters and other services 1.5 billion dollars Canada, 1993
Greaves et al. 1995 Criminal justice, compensation, medical, shelters and other services, lost productivity 4.2 billion dollars Canada, 1993
Kerr and McLean 1996 Criminal justice, compensation, services for victims and offenders, shelters, lost productivity 385 million dollars British Columbia, 1994/1995
Bowlus et al. 2003 Costs of child abuse to child victims and adult survivors: criminal justice, compensation, health, education, social services, lost earnings 15 billion dollars, with over 11 billion dollars due to lost wages alone Canada, 1998
Table source: Statistics Canada, 2006, Measuring Violence Against Women: Statistical Trends, catalogue number 85-570-XWE2006001.