Table 3
Self-reported victimization, by census metropolitan area, 2009

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Census metropolitan area1,2 Total violent victimization3 Total household victimization4 Theft of personal property
number (thousands) rate5 number (thousands) rate6 number (thousands) rate5
St. John's 19E 117E 13 182 16E 100E
Halifax 35E 107E 38 236 39E 120E
Saint John F F 11 227 F F
Moncton F F 13E 206E F F
Québec F F 61 186 F F
Montréal 368 118 408 258 352 113
Ottawa-Gatineau 139E 143E 90 187 143 147
Toronto 418 90 377 188 571 124
St. Catharines-Niagara F F 52E 319E F F
Kitchener F F 40E 234E F F
Hamilton F F 45E 160E F F
London F F 41E 220E F F
Winnipeg 73E 121E 120 413 59E 98E
Regina 43E 273E 36E 453E F F
Saskatoon F F 34 348 F F
Calgary 130E 135E 142 311 111E 116E
Edmonton 131E 144E 143 328 128E 140E
Vancouver 281E 141E 272 286 272 137E
Victoria 48E 146E 36E 208 38E 116E
1. A census metropolitan area (CMA) consists of one or more neighbouring municipalities situated around a major urban core. A CMA must have a total population of at least 100,000 of which 50,000 or more live in the urban core. To be included in the CMA, other adjacent municipalities must have a high degree of integration with the central urban area, as measured by commuting flows derived from census data.
2. The following CMAs are excluded from this table due to the unreliability of data: Saguenay, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières, Kingston, Peterborough, Oshawa, Brantford, Guelph, Windsor, Barrie, Greater Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Kelowna, Abbotsford-Mission.
3. Total violent victimization includes: sexual assault, robbery and physical assault.
4. Total household victimization includes: break and enter, motor vehicle theft/parts, theft of household property and vandalism.
5. Rates are calculated on the basis of 1,000 population age 15 years and older.
6. Rates are calculated on the basis of 1,000 households.
Note: Caution should be used in making comparisons between CMAs, as not all differences between CMA estimates are statistically significant.
Source: Statistics Canada, General Social Survey, 2009
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