Victims of self-reported spousal violence (within the past 5 years) reporting the presence or absence of child witnesses, by sex of spousal victim, 2009
|Sex of spousal violence victim||Children witnessed violence||Children did not witness violence/no children at the time||Not stated/don't know||Total|
|Female victimNote †||206,378||59||134,170||39||Note F: too unreliable to be published||Note F: too unreliable to be published||348,506||100|
|Male victim||129,669||43Note *||173,333||57Note *||Note F: too unreliable to be published||Note F: too unreliable to be published||303,002||100|
|TotalNote 1, Note 2||336,047||52||307,503||47||Note F: too unreliable to be published||Note F: too unreliable to be published||652,005||100|
† reference category
F Too unreliable to be published
* significantly different from reference category (p < 0.05)
1. Includes only those spousal violence victims with one or more children. Excludes a small number of cases where the victim reported they were a victim of spousal violence by both a current and previous spouse or partner.
2. Spouse includes legally married, common-law, same-sex, separated, and divorced couples. Excludes dating relationships.
Note: Data from the Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut were collected using a different methodology and are therefore excluded. Totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. Totals may not add to 100% due to not stated and don't know responses.
Source: Statistics Canada, General Social Survey, 2009.
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