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GSS (General Social Survey - Victimization)


The two primary objectives of the General Social Survey (GSS) are: to gather data on social trends in order to monitor changes in the living conditions and well-being of Canadians over time; and to provide information on specific social policy issues of current or emerging interest. A specific topic is usually repeated every five years. 

The main objective of the GSS on Victimization is to better understand how Canadians perceive crime and the justice system and their experiences of victimization.

Publications using this survey

Hickey, R. D., Mongrain S., Roberts J., and Van Ypersele T. (2019).  Private protection and public policing. Melbourne Institute Working Papers Series, Melbourne, AU: Melbourne Institute. Abstract
Cantlay, S. (2018).  Comparing perceptions of policing in Canada. Department of Sociology. Calgary, AB: University of Calgary. Abstract
Lanthier, S., Bielecky A., and Smith P. M. (2018).  Examining risk of workplace violence in Canada: A sex/gender-based analysis. Annals of Work Exposures and Health, 62 (8), 1012–1120. Abstract