Table 8
Self-reported household victimization, by selected social, demographic and economic characteristics, 2009

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Characteristics Break and enter Motor vehicle/parts theft Theft of household property Vandalism All household incidents
number (thousands) rate1 number (thousands) rate1 number (thousands) rate1 number (thousands) rate1 number (thousands) rate1
Living in the dwelling
Less than 6 months 53E 86E 30E 49E 64 104 57E 93E 202 332
6 months to less than 1 year 54E 75E 39E 55E 78 108 54 75 225 312
1 year to less than 3 years 105 46* 77 34 189 83 159 70 530 233*
3 years to less than 5 years 92 55 56 33 167 99 131 78 446 264
5 years to less than 10 years 111 43* 103 40 258 100 226 88 698 270
10 or more years 204 38* 148 27 349 64* 363 67 1,063 195*
Place of residence
Census metropolitan area 431 48 311 34 759 84 706 78 2,207 244
Non-census metropolitan area 199 45 142 32 350 80 287 65* 978 223
Dwelling type
Single detached 386 46 302 36 724 86 669 79 2,081 246
Semi-detached, row house, duplex 77 40 73 38 200 105 151 79 501 262
Apartment (less than 5 storeys) 99 59 48 28 115 68* 114 67 377 222
Apartment (5 storeys or more) 47E 49E F F 35E 36E* 39E 41E* 140 146*
Household income
Less than $20,000 69 65 24E 23E 54 51 62 59 210 197
$20,000 to $39,999 79 40* 48 25 142 72 100 51 370 187
$40,000 to $59,999 88 44 80 40* 163 82* 136 68 468 234
$60,000 to $99,999 161 55 105 36* 290 100* 241 83* 798 275*
$100,000 or more 127 43* 117 40* 288 99* 298 102* 830 284*
Household size
1 person 132 41 62 20 186 58 166 52 547 172
2 people 221 46 151 32* 336 71 292 61 999 210*
3 people or more 278 51 239 44* 587 107* 534 98* 1,638 300*
Family type
Single2 174 46 86 23 231 62 212 57 704 188
Couple 152 39 117 30 254 65 229 58 751 192
Intact3 177 44 158 40* 390 98* 333 84* 1,058 265*
Lone-parent 90 73* 59 48* 154 126* 151 123* 455 371*
Blended family4 37E 71E 32E 61E* 80 153* 66 127* 215 411*
Dwelling ownership
Owned 420 42 352 35 851 85 756 76 2,379 238
Rented 199 60* 100 30 254 76 235 71 787 237
reference group
* significant difference from reference group (p < 0.05)
1. Rates are calculated per 1,000 households.
2. Single refers a household where members are not spouses and there are no children. It can include persons who are not related (for example roommates). For this reason, the numbers for persons whose family type is 'single person' do not match the numbers for persons whose household size is "one person".
3. Intact family refers to a family in which all children in the household are the biological and/or adopted offspring of both members of the couple.
4. A blended family contains children of both spouses from one or more previous unions or one or more children from the current union and one or more children from previous unions.
Note: 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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