Table 1 
Police-reported crime for selected offences, Canada 

Police-reported crime for selected offences, Canada
Number – 2016Rate – 2016% change in rate – 2015 to 2016% change in rate – 2006 to 2016
Total, all violations 2,142,545 5,905 0s -26
Total Criminal Code (excluding traffic) – "crime rate" 1,895,546 5,224 0s -28
Violent crime, total 381,594 1,052 -1 -24
Homicide 611 2 -1 -9
Other violations causing death 97 0s 14 -46
Attempted murder 777 2 -1 -17
Sexual assault – level 3 – aggravated 111 0s 6 -45
Sexual assault – level 2 – weapon or bodily harm 379 1 -1 -13
Sexual assault – level 1 20,524 57 -1 -15
Sexual violations against children1 6,917 19 30 ...
Assault – level 3 – aggravated 3,395 9 1 -9
Assault – level 2 – weapon or bodily harm 48,626 134 1 -18
Assault – level 1 156,279 431 -2 -24
Assault peace officer 9,967 27 0s -7
Other assaults 2,051 6 -6 -47
Firearms – use of, discharge, pointing 2,465 7 3 45
Robbery 21,806 60 -3 -43
Forcible confinement or kidnapping 3,783 10 4 -24
Abduction 378 1 -3 -34
Extortion 3,003 8 -3 95
Criminal harassment 18,825 52 -7 -19
Uttering threats 60,448 167 -5 -31
Threatening or harassing phone calls 15,225 42 3 -50
Commodification of sexual activity2 708 2 11 ...
Other violent Criminal Code violations 5,219 14 2 9
Property crime, total 1,163,647 3,207 0s -33
Breaking and entering 159,119 439 -2 -43
Possess stolen property 20,279 56 0s -49
Theft of motor vehicle 78,710 217 -1 -55
Theft over $5,000 (non-motor vehicle) 15,415 42 -1 -19
Theft of $5,000 or under (non-motor vehicle) 495,639 1,366 1 -28
Fraud3 108,513 299 14 ...
Identity fraud3 13,918 38 16 ...
Identity theft3 3,105 9 21 ...
Mischief 260,455 718 -6 -38
Arson 8,494 23 -6 -42
Other Criminal Code offences, total 350,305 965 4 -8
Counterfeiting 795 2 16 -38
Weapons violations 15,016 41 2 -17
Child pornography 6,245 17 41 233
Prostitution2 219 1 44 ...
Terrorism4 132 0s -16 ...
Disturbing the peace 97,554 269 -7 -25
Administration of justice violations 203,265 560 12 9
Other violations 27,079 75 -8 -27
Criminal Code traffic violations, total 123,930 342 -3 -9
Alcohol impaired driving 67,411 186 -4 ...
Drug impaired driving 3,098 9 11 ...
Other Criminal Code traffic violations 53,421 147 -2 4
Drug offences, total 95,417 263 -6 -11
Possession – cannabis 44,301 122 -12 -10
Possession – cocaine 7,056 19 -5 -46
Possession – methamphetamines5 7,673 21 22 ...
Possession – heroin 2,143 6 32 216
Possession – methylenedioxyamphetamine5 255 1 -40 ...
Possession – other drugs5 7,695 21 7 ...
Trafficking, production or distribution – cannabis 10,639 29 -4 -39
Trafficking, production or distribution – cocaine 7,161 20 -11 -40
Trafficking, production or distribution – methamphetamines5 2,153 6 10 ...
Trafficking, production or distribution – heroin 912 3 15 126
Trafficking, production or distribution – methylenedioxyamphetamine5 196 1 -18 ...
Trafficking, production or distribution – other drugs5 5,233 14 -3 ...
Other federal statute violations, total 27,652 76 9 -13
Youth Criminal Justice Act 6,076 17 -15 -45
Other federal statutes 21,576 59 18 5
...
not applicable
0
true zero or a value rounded to zero
0s
value rounded to 0 (zero) where there is a meaningful distinction between true zero and the value that was rounded
Note(s):
Police-reported statistics may be affected by differences in the way police services deal with offences. In some instances, police or municipalities might choose to deal with some offences using municipal by-laws or provincial provisions rather than Criminal Code provisions. Counts are based on the most serious violation in the incident. One incident may involve multiple violations. Data for specific types of crime are available, in most cases, from 1977. Rates are calculated on the basis of 100,000 population. Percentage changes are based on unrounded rates. Populations are based on Statistics Canada's July 1 estimates.
Source(s):
CANSIM table 252-0051.
Report a problem on this page

Is something not working? Is there information outdated? Can't find what you're looking for?

Please contact us and let us know how we can help you.

Privacy notice

Date modified: