Table 3.10
Victims of self-reported spousal violence (within the past 5 years) reporting the presence or absence of child witnesses, by type of violence, 2009

Table 3.10
Victims of self-reported spousal violence (within the past 5 years) reporting the presence or absence of child witnesses, by type of violence, 2009
Type of spousal violenceNote 1Note 2 Children witnessed violence Children did not witness violence
number percent number percent
Threatened to hit, threw something 59,740Note E: Use with caution 18Note E: Use with caution 69,777Note E: Use with caution 23
Pushed, grabbed, shoved, slapped 96,285 29 116,825 38
Kicked, bit, hit, hit with something 71,995Note E: Use with caution 21Note E: Use with caution 83,192Note E: Use with caution 27
Sexually assaulted, beaten, choked, threatened/assaulted with a gun or knife 103,692 31 36,928Note E: Use with caution 12Note E: Use with cautionNote *
Not stated/don't know F Note F: too unreliable to be published F Note F: too unreliable to be published
Total 336,047 100 307,503 100
reference category
E use with caution
F too unreliable to be published
* significantly different from reference category (p < 0.05)
1. Includes only those spousal violence victims with one or more children. Excludes a small number of cases where the victim reported they were a victim of spousal violence by both a current and previous spouse or partner.
2. Spouse includes legally married, common-law, same-sex, separated and divorced spouses. Excludes dating relationships.
Note: Data from the Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut were collected using a different methodology and are therefore excluded. Totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. Totals may not add to 100% due to not stated and don't know responses.
Source: Statistics Canada, General Social Survey, 2009.
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