Victims of spousal violence within the past 5 years,
by sex and service contacted or used, 1999, 2004 and 2009
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|Victims use of services||1999||2004||2009 1|
|number (thousands)||percent||number (thousands)||percent||number (thousands)||percent|
|Told informal sources 2|
|Yes||869||70.1 *||873||72.7 *||805||67.9|
|Contacted or used formal services 3|
|Yes||425||34.3 *||412||34.3 *||333||28.1|
|Police found out about the incident|
|Yes||338||27.3 *||333||27.8 *||259||21.8|
|Respondent reported to police|
|Yes||240||19.4 *||228||19.0 *||180||15.2|
|Police found out some other way|
significant difference from reference group (p < 0.05)
Informal sources include family, a friend or neighbour, a co-worker, a doctor or nurse, a lawyer, or a spiritual advisor.
Formal services include a crisis centre or crisis line, a counsellor or psychologist, a community or family centre, a shelter, centres for women, men or seniors, or victim services or victime witness assistance programs.
Includes legally married, common-law, same-sex, separated and divorced spouses. Don't know and not stated are included in the total, but not listed. Therefore totals will not add up to 100%. Excludes data from the Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut which will be published at a later date.
Statistics Canada, General Social Survey, 1999, 2004 and 2009.
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