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Surviving Crime and Violence- Street Youth and Victimization in Toronto

Surviving Crime and Violence- Street Youth and Victimization in Toronto

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While young people in Canada are more likely to be victims of crime than any other age group, homeless youth experience rates of criminal victimization that are much greater. The results of our survey show incredibly high rates of criminal victimization amongst the street youth population, with over 76% reporting at least one instance in the previous 12 months.
While young people in Canada are more likely to be victims of crime than any other age group, homeless youth experience rates of criminal victimization that are much greater. The results of our survey show incredibly high rates of criminal victimization amongst the street youth population, with over 76% reporting at least one instance in the previous 12 months.

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Surviving Crime and Violence
Street Youth and Victimization in Toronto
Stephen GaetzBill O’GradyKristy Buccieri
Street Youth Legal ServicesJustice for Children and Youth
Canadian Foundation for Children, Youth and the Law415 Yonge Street, Suite 1203Toronto, ONCanada M5B 2E7
Phone
:416-920-1633Ontario Toll Free: 1-866-999-JFCY (5329)
Fax: 
416-920-5855
Email:
info@jfcy.org ISBN© 2010 Justice for Children and Youth, and Homeless Hub PressThe authors’ rights re this report are protected with a Creative Commons license that allowsusers to quote from, link to, copy, transmit and distribute for non-commercial purposes,provided they attribute it to the authors and to the report. The license does not allow users toalter, transform, or build upon the report. More details about this Creative Commons licensecan be viewed athttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/ How to cite this document:Gaetz, Stephen; O’Grady, Bill; Buccieri, Kristy (2010)
Surviving Crime and Violence Street Youthand Victimization in Toronto.
(Toronto: JFCY & Homeless Hub).
 
The Homeless Hub(www.homelesshub.ca)is a web-based research library and resource centre, supported by the Canadian Homelessness Research Network.
 
 
Surviving Crime and Violence
Street Youth and Victimization in Toronto Homeless Hub Report #1.
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Table of Contents
 About the authors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iiiAbout Justice For Children and Youth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ivAcknowledgements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vExecutive Summary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1Key findings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . 2Recommendations (summary) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 – Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 - Understanding Criminal Victimization and Youth Homelessness . . . . . . . 132.1 – Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132.2 – Background . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142.3 – About Our Current Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182.4 – Methodology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 – Results. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213.1 – Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213.2 – Street Youth in Toronto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223.3 – Criminal Victimization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263.4 – Intimate Partner Abuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373.5 – Responding to Victimization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404 – Discussion: Criminal Victimization of Street Youth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 494.1 – Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 494.2 Understanding the Criminal Victimization of Street Youth 524.3 – Why Violence and Victimization Matter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 614.4 – Age and Street Violence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 664.5 – Gender and Street Violence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 705 – Conclusion and Recommendations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78Bibliography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

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