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Study: Perceptions of safety of Indigenous people during the COVID-19 pandemic

Released: 2020-08-14

A new study provides insights on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on perceptions of safety, both at home and in public, among Indigenous participants in two crowdsourcing data collection initiatives.

Over 1 in 10 (11%) of Indigenous participants reported some level of concern with the impact of the pandemic on violence in their home—more than twice the corresponding percentage among non-Indigenous participants (5%).

In addition, 17% of Indigenous participants reported that they believed crime had increased in their neighbourhood since the start of the pandemic, compared with 11% of non-Indigenous participants.

Among Indigenous participants, 24% of women reported feeling very safe when walking alone after dark in their neighbourhood, compared with 43% of men. Among non-Indigenous participants, 30% of women and 49% of men reported feeling very safe.

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The study "Perceptions of safety of Indigenous people during the COVID-19 pandemic" is now available as part of the series StatCan COVID-19: Data to Insights for a Better Canada (Catalogue number45280001).

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