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Self-reported violent victimization among Indigenous adults

Collection source : General Social Survey on Canadians’ Safety (Victimization), Statistics Canada
What it is? : This indicator represents the rate of violent victimization incidents per 1,000 Indigenous adults aged 18 and older in Canada who self-reported being victimized in the previous 12 months.
Why is it important? : The rate of Indigenous people who report victimization is an indicator of their overrepresentation in the criminal justice system. A decrease in this indicator could mean a reduction in indicate a reduction in systemic discrimination and violence towards Indigenous people, which are in part responsible for their overrepresentation as victims in the system. Given that this indicator relies on the reporting of Indigenous people, an increase could also indicate more confidence to self-report victimization on the survey.
Direction of improvement : The expected direction of improvement for this indicator is a decrease.
Geographic coverage : Canada
Limitation : The results are based on a sample and are therefore subject to sampling errors. The data exclude people who could not speak English or French as well as the institutionalized population. For more detailed notes, click on the export to spreadsheet function.
Direction : There is only one year of data.
Resources :

General Social Survey: An Overview, 2019

Criminal victimization in Canada, 2019 - Juristat

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