Table 6

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Table 6
Self-reported incidents of theft of personal property, by selected neighbourhood characteristics and Aboriginal identity, Canada's ten provinces, 2009
Type of neighbourhood characteristic Aboriginal people Non-Aboriginal people
Place of residence2  
Census metropolitan area 164E 117
Non-census metropolitan area 131E 84*
Proportion of persons who lived at the same address 5 years earlier2  
Below average 171E 123
Above average 120E 95
Proportion of persons who own their home2  
Below average 213** 124
Above average 82* 97*
Proportion of persons in families with incomes below low income cut-off (LICO)23  
Below average 101E 98
Above average 194E 122
Median family income adjusted for family size2  
Below average 157** 100
Above average 107E 116*
Proportion of persons aged 65 and over2  
Below average 166E 109
Above average 119E 106*
Proportion of lone parent families2  
Below average F 99
Above average 203*** 118*
Do neighbours help each other in your neighbourhood?4  
Yes 144 98
No 169E 174*
Probability that a neighbour would call the police if they witnessed what seemed like criminal behaviour4  
Probable 137E 104
Not so probable F 156*
Are there noisy neighbours or loud parties in your neighbourhood?4  
Yes 148E 136
No 145E 97*
Is there garbage or litter lying around your neighbourhood?4  
Yes 197E 162
No 113E 85*
Is there vandalism, graffiti and/or other deliberate damage to property or vehicles in your neighbourhood?4  
Yes 222E 167
No 92* 78*
Are there people using or dealing drugs in your neighbourhood?4  
Yes 223E 179
No 111* 81*
Are people drunk or rowdy in public places in your neighbourhood?4  
Yes 200 171
No 118 87*
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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