Table 5
Self-reported violent victimization and theft of personal property by selected social characteristics, 2009

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Characteristics Sexual assault Robbery Physical assault Total – violent incidents Theft of personal property
number (thousands) rate1 number (thousands) rate1 number (thousands) rate1 number (thousands) rate1 number (thousands) rate1
Main activity
Employed 383 24 185 12 1,422 89 1,990 125 1,777 111
Looking for paid work F F F F 65E 112E 99E 170E F F
Student 196E 59E* 137E 41E* 460 138* 794 238* 673 202*
Household work2 F F F F 116 52* 169 76* 212 96
Retired F F F F 83E 18E* 106E 22E* 160 34*
Other3 F F F F 76 87E 108 125E 93E 108E
Number of evening activities (per month)
Less than 10 F F F F 256 38 328 48 372 55
10 to 19 120E 19E* 54E 9E* 333 52* 507 80* 554 87*
20 to 29 158E 29E* 87E 16E* 435 79* 680 124* 691 126*
30 or more 345 40* 198E 23E* 1,179 138* 1,722 202* 1,308 153*
5 or more alcoholic drinks in one sitting (past month)
None 392 19 162 8 1,269 63 1,824 90 1,801 89
1 to 4 210 34* 149E 24E* 720 117* 1,079 176* 962 157*
More than 4 F F F F 215 177* 343E 283* 205 169*
Use of drugs
Never use drugs 472 20 181 8 1,474 61 2,127 89 2,344 98
None during past month 49E 28E F F 180 103* 245 140* 242 138*
At least once during the past month (but not every day) 135E 96E* 116E 83E* 407 290* 658 469* 284 202*
Everyday F F F F 139E 491E* 200E 709E* 101 358E*
reference category
* significantly different from reference category (p < 0.05)
1. Rates are calculated per 1,000 population age 15 years and older.
2. Includes taking care of children and maternity/paternity leave.
3. Includes long-term illness and volunteering.
Note: Excludes responses of "Don't know and Not stated". Excludes data from the Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut which will be published at a later date.
Source: Statistics Canada, General Social Survey, 2009.
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