Reasons for reporting spousal violence to police, by sex of victim, Canada, 2009
|Reasons for reporting||Female victims†||Male victims|
|Stop the violence and receive protection||95||70Note *|
|Sense of duty||47||57Note E: Use with caution|
|Wanted partner arrested/punished||37||Note F: too unreliable to be published|
|On recommendation of someone else||28Note E: Use with caution||Note F: too unreliable to be published|
E use with caution
F too unreliable to be published
† reference category
* significantly different from reference category (p < 0.05)
Note: Includes legally married, common-law, same-sex, separated and divorced spouses who experienced spousal violence within the previous 5 years. Figures do not add to 100% due to multiple responses. Data from the Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut were collected using a different methodology and are therefore excluded.
Source: Statistics Canada, General Social Survey, 2009.
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