Table 8

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Table 8
Self-reported violent victimization where the victim talked about the incident to someone other than the police, by Aboriginal identity, Canada's ten provinces, 2009
Person or organisation the victim spoke to Non-spousal violence1 Spousal violence2
Aboriginal people Non-Aboriginal people Aboriginal people Non-Aboriginal people
Communicated with a formal social organization3 F 10 33E 28
Talked about the incident to someone other than the police (total) 91 90 94* 67
Told a family member 63 67 82* 52
Told a friend or a neighbour 77 74 68* 47
Told a co-worker 37E 49 29E 22
Told a doctor or a nurse F 11 F 9
Told a lawyer F 4E 19E 16
Told a priest, rabbi, imam, elder or another spiritual advisor F 5E F 10

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* Significantly different from reference category (p < 0.05)
E use with caution
F too unreliable to be published
1. Includes incidents that occurred during the 12 months preceding the survey.
2. Includes spousal violence that occurred in the 5 years preceding the survey. Percentages are based on the population who had a spouse or common-law partner at some point in the 5 years preceding the survey. For spousal violence, the violent situation is considered as a whole as opposed to considering the incidents separately.
3. Includes crisis centre or crisis line, community centre, Centre local de services communautaires (CLSC), family centre , psychologist, shelter or transition house, women's centre, men's centre or men's support group, senior's centre, victim service or victim witness assistance program, police-based or court-based victim service.
Note: Excludes data from the Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut.
Source: Statistics Canada, General Social Survey, 2009.

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