Table 8
Canadians who perceive at least one issue of social disorder to be a very or fairly big problem in their neighbourhood, by census metropolitan area, 2004 and 2009

Table 8
Canadians who perceive at least one issue of social disorder to be a very or fairly big problem in their neighbourhood, by census metropolitan area, 2004 and 2009
Census metropolitan areaNote 1 2004 2009
number (thousands) percent number (thousands) percent
Windsor 38Note E 16Note ENote *** 84Note E 35Note E
Winnipeg 149 28Note *** 201 33Note *
Vancouver 568 31Note * 605 30Note *
Kingston 24Note E 21Note E 53Note E 30Note E
Montréal 857 29Note * 909 29Note *
Halifax 97 31Note * 91 28
Abbotsford–Mission 46 37Note * 28Note E 28Note E
Edmonton 230 29 247 27
Saskatoon 52 28 51 26
Barrie 22Note E 16Note E 34Note E 26Note E
Victoria 56 21 85 26
Hamilton 137 24 153 25
London 81 22 96Note E 25Note E
Calgary 192 23 236 25
Kitchener–Cambridge–
Waterloo
71 19 86 24
Toronto 1,055 25 1,056 23
Kelowna 34Note E 25Note E 31Note E 22Note E
Guelph 26Note E 27Note E 31Note E 22Note E
Ottawa–Gatineau 241 26 213 22
Peterborough 25Note E 28Note E 19Note E 21Note E
Moncton 25 24 25 21
Greater Sudbury 19Note E 15Note ENote * 25Note E 20Note E
St. John's 23 16Note * 32 20
Regina 44 29Note ** 29 18
Québec 109 18Note * 113 18Note *
Saint John 20 20 18 18Note *
Brantford F F 21Note E 18Note E
St. Catharines–Niagara 58 17Note * 57Note E 17Note ENote *
Saguenay F F 21Note E 17Note E
Trois-Rivières 17Note E 13Note ENote * 17Note E 14Note ENote *
Sherbrooke 27Note E 21Note E 20Note E 14Note ENote *
Oshawa 56 20 38Note E 12Note ENote *
Thunder Bay 24Note E 24Note E F F
Total - Canada's provincesNote 6,149 24 6,694 24
E use with caution
F too unreliable to be published
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: Issues of social disorder include: Noisy neighbours or loud parties, people hanging around on the streets, people sleeping on the streets or in other public places, garbage or litter lying around, vandalism, graffiti and other deliberate damage to property or vehicles, people being attacked or harassed because of their skin colour, ethnic origin or religion, people using or dealing drugs, people being drunk or rowdy in public places, and prostitution. 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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