The incidence of violence against women in Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry continues to fluctuate yet it remains below the national average, according to Statistics Canada.
The national average of police-reported violence against women was 1,113.9 cases per every 100,000 people in 2015.
In SD&G, the rate was 607 cases per 100,000 in 2015. That average was also below the averages for other districts. In Hawkesbury, for example, the rate was 1,936 cases, in the Laurentians, it was 1,024 and in Russell County, it was 1,030 cases per 100,000.
This data was originally published in Discourse Media.