Table 3

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Table 3
Self-reported incidents of violent victimization, by selected neighbourhood characteristics and Aboriginal identity, Canada's ten provinces, 2009
Type of neighbourhood characteristic Total violent victimization (including spousal violence) Total violent victimization (excluding spousal violence)
Aboriginal people Non-Aboriginal people Aboriginal people Non-Aboriginal people
Place of residence2  
Census metropolitan area 149E 120 130E 99
Non-census metropolitan area 296*** 102 250*** 83
Proportion of persons who lived at the same address 5 years earlier2  
Below average 178E 129 141E 107
Above average 277** 99* 242** 81*
Proportion of persons who own their home2  
Below average 316** 119 263** 99
Above average 171* 110 149E 90
Proportion of persons in families with incomes below low income cut-off (LICO)23  
Below average 207** 104 184** 86
Above average 198E 129* 161E 107*
Median family income adjusted for family size2  
Below average 267E 113 231** 93
Above average 164* 113 127E 94
Proportion of persons aged 65 and over2  
Below average 270** 124 227** 103
Above average 200E 99* 171E 82*
Proportion of lone parent families2  
Below average 189E 103 170E 84
Above average 287** 127* 235** 106*
Do neighbours help each other in your neighbourhood?4  
Yes 213** 100 188** 82
No 323E 218* 235E 181*
Probability that a neighbour would call the police if they witnessed what seemed like criminal behaviour4  
Probable 225** 104 191** 85
Not so probable F 256* 261E 218*
Are there noisy neighbours or loud parties in your neighbourhood?4  
Yes 349** 162 278** 137
No 177*** 99* 160** 80*
Is there garbage or litter lying around your neighbourhood?4  
Yes 252E 174 197E 148
No 220** 91* 199** 73*
Is there vandalism, graffiti and/or other deliberate damage to property or vehicles in your neighbourhood?4  
Yes 313E 188 254E 163
No 175** 80* 158** 62*
Are there people using or dealing drugs in your neighbourhood?4  
Yes 351** 210 277E 186
No 180*** 80* 168** 61*
Are people drunk or rowdy in public places in your neighbourhood?4  
Yes 354** 209 285 183
No 168*** 83* 153*** 65*
reference category
E use with caution
F too unreliable to be published
* Significantly different from reference category (p<0.05)
** Significantly different from non-Aboriginal people category only (p<0.05)
*** Significantly different from reference category and non-Abogininal people category (p<0.05)
1. Rates are calculated per 1,000 population age 15 years and older. Populations based upon estimates from Statistics Canada, Demography Division.
2. Data are based upon information from the 2006 Census. The data for the respondents residing in census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations correspond to census tracts. For the respondents residing outside of these areas, the data correspond to the census subdivisions (municipalities). Averages were calculated based upon total Canada's ten provinces population.
3. Low income cut-offs are estimated independently for economic families and persons not in economic families based upon family expenditure and income after tax. Consequently the low income after-tax cut-offs are set at after-tax income levels, differentiated by size of family and area of residence, where families spend 20 percentage points more of their after-tax income than the average family on food, shelter and clothing.
4. Data are based upon information reported by respondents to the General Social Survey.
Note: Excludes data from the Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut. Includes incidents that occurred during the 12 months preceding the survey.
Source: Statistics Canada, General Social Survey, 2009 and Census of Population, 2006.
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