Table 5
Canadians' use of crime prevention techniques in the past 12 months, by census metropolitan area, 2004 and 2009

Table 5
Canadians' use of crime prevention techniques in the past 12 months, by census metropolitan area, 2004 and 2009
Census metropolitan areaNote 1 2004 2009
number (thousands) percent number (thousands) percent
Thunder Bay 51 52Note * 62 59Note *
Abbotsford–Mission 73 59Note * 51 53Note *
Calgary 395 47Note * 489 51Note *
Edmonton 392 49Note * 443 49Note *
Saskatoon 89 48Note * 94 48Note *
Brantford 23Note E 44Note E 56 47
Regina 69 45 75 47Note *
Guelph 55 57Note * 66 47
London 173 46Note * 177 46
Vancouver 936 52Note *** 885 45Note *
Kelowna 64 47 62 45
Kingston 39 34 79 44
Winnipeg 270 50Note *** 266 44Note *
St. Catharines–Niagara 123 37 145 44
Hamilton 240 42 256 43
Barrie 61 45 55 42
Greater Sudbury 55 43 53Note E 42Note E
Victoria 126 47 133 40
Sherbrooke 37 28Note * 56 39
Halifax 124 40 129 39
Windsor 106 44 95 39
St. John's 41 28Note *** 62 39
Toronto 1,810 43Note *** 1,775 38
Ottawa–Gatineau 409 44Note *** 363 37
Moncton 30 28Note * 45 37
Oshawa 123 44 110 36
Montréal 1,027 35Note * 1,099 35Note *
Saint John 35 35 35 35
Kitchener–Cambridge–Waterloo 131 36 112 31
Québec 161 27Note * 180 29Note *
Peterborough 43 48Note ** 25Note E 28Note E
Trois-Rivières 35 26Note * 32Note E 26Note ENote *
Saguenay 22Note E 21Note ENote * 33Note E 26Note ENote *
Total - Canada's provincesNote 10,064 39 10,742 39
E use with caution
reference category
* significantly different from reference category (p < 0.05)
** significantly different from 2009 only (p < 0.05)
*** significantly different from reference category and 2009 (p < 0.05)
1. A census metropolitan area (CMA) consists of one or more neighbouring municipalities situated around a major urban core. A CMA must have a total population of at least 100,000 of which 50,000 or more live in the urban core. To be included in the CMA, other adjacent municipalities must have a high degree of integration with the central urban area, as measured by commuting flows derived from census data.
Note: Crime prevention techniques include: changing your routine, activities or avoiding certain places, installing new locks or security bars, installing motion detector lights or burglar alarms, self-defence courses, obtaining a dog, or obtaining a gun. Data from Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut were collected using a different methodology and are therefore excluded. Responses of "don't know" and "not stated" are included in the total, but are not shown separately.
Source: Statistics Canada, General Social Survey, 2004 and 2009.
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