Table 11
Self-reported feelings of safety from crime, 2004 and 2009

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  2004 2009
number (thousands) percent number (thousands) percent
Personal safety1
Very satisfied 11,464 44 13,162 48
Somewhat satisfied 12,888 50 12,477 45
Somewhat dissatisfied 1,028 4 1,370 5
Very dissatisfied 280 1 358 1
Walking alone after dark2
Safe 17,694 90 19,351 90
Unsafe 2,024 10 2,057 10
Home alone in the evening or night3
Not at all worried 20,596 80 22,823 83
Somewhat worried 4,665 18 4,265 16
Very worried 431 2 337 1
Using public transportation alone after dark2
Not at all worried 3,697 57 3,658 58
Somewhat worried 2,434 38 2,356 38
Very worried 300 5 209 3
1. Reponses of "no opinion" were excluded from analysis.
2. Based on responses of people who engage in these activities.
3. Based on responses of people who are home alone in the evening or night.
Note: Totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. Excludes data from the Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut which will be published at a later date. Don't know and not stated are included in the total but not shown.
Source: Statistics Canada, General Social Survey, 2004 and 2009.
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