Crime Statistics across Canada

Crime Statistics

A Visual Breakdown of Crimes Committed in Canada

The graph below shows police-reported crime statistics by province and territory, according to the latest numbers available from Statistics Canada based on the Crime Severity Index (in which crimes considered more serious in nature are weighed more heavily).

The data reflects how many police-reported crimes were committed in Canada's census provinces and territories in 2012.

The Crime Severity Index (CSI) includes all Criminal Code violations including traffic, as well as drug violations. It's calculated by dividing the total of weighted offences by the population number.

In measuring the volume of crime across Canada, the CSI numbers also accounts for the varying degrees of severity that exist between offence types by weighing each according to a scale of seriousness.


Method of Homicides

How did Canadians die in homicides? The following graph illustrates the methods as tabulated by Statistics Canada.

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Police-reported crime rate in Canada continues to fall

This chart shows that the country's police-reported crime rate, which measures the volume of crime per 100,000 population, continued to fall in 2012 -- down 3 per cent from 2011. 

According to Statistics Canada, after peaking in 1991 the police-reported crime rate has generally declined and it reached its lowest level since 1972 in 2012.

Data Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Uniform Crime Reporting Survey

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