Victims of self-reported spousal violence (within the past 5 years) reporting the presence or absence of child witnesses, by sex of spousal victim and contact with police, 2009
|Sex of spousal violence victim||Children witnessed violence||Children did not witness violence|
|Police contactNote †||No police contact||Police contact||No police contact|
|Male spousal victim||25Note E: Use with caution||75||Note F: too unreliable to be published||94|
|Female spousal victim||48||52||15Note E: Use with cautionNote *||82|
|Total||39||61||10Note E: Use with cautionNote *||89|
† reference category
E use with caution
F too unreliable to be published
* significantly different from reference category (p < 0.05)
Note: 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. Includes only those spousal violence victims with one or more children. Spouse includes legally married, common-law, same-sex, separated, and divorced couples. Excludes dating relationships. 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 not stated and don't know responses.
Source: Statistics Canada, General Social Survey, 2009.
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