Table 10

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Table 10
Canadians' feelings of safety and perceptions of crime in the neighbourhood, by Aboriginal identity, Canada's ten provinces, 2009
Type of feeling or perception Aboriginal people Non-Aboriginal people
Compared to other regions, do you think that the number of crimes in your neighbourhood is…  
…higher? 11 8
…about the same? 29 29
…lower? 56 61
Do you think that crime in your neighbourhood has...  
…increased? 27 26
…decreased? 5E 6
…remained the same? 62 62
How safe do you feel from crime when you walk alone in your neighbourhood after dark?  
Very safe 37 38
Reasonably safe 36* 42
Somewhat unsafe 13* 10
Very unsafe 7* 3
Does not walk alone 7 7
When alone in your home in the evening or at night, do you feel…  
…very worried? 4* 1
…somewhat worried? 19* 15
…not at all worried? 77* 83
Are you generally satistifed with your personal security from crime incidents?  
Very satisfied 44 48
Somewhat satisfied 45 45
Somewhat dissatisfied 7E 5
Very dissatisfied 3* 1
If you felt safer from crime, would you walk alone in your neighbourhood after dark more often?  
Yes 55* 38
No 43* 60
reference category
* Significantly different from reference category (p < 0.05)
E use with caution
Note: Excludes data from the Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut. Responses "Don't know and Not stated" are included in the total. Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding and "Don't know" and "not stated" answers.
Source: Statistics Canada, General Social Survey, 2009.
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