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Revising the classification of founded and unfounded criminal incidents in the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey

Released: 2018-07-12

The Juristat article "Revising the classification of founded and unfounded criminal incidents in the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey" is released today.

This Juristat article provides information on the collection, through the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey, of unfounded criminal incidents in Canada, including sexual assaults. It will provide background on the collection of these data and an overview of the actions taken by the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics—a division at Statistics Canada—and the Police Information and Statistics Committee of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police to revise the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey to address data quality and reporting issues, and to reinstate collection of information on unfounded criminal incidents.

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To provide a visual overview of the process and the reinstatement of data collection for unfounded criminal incidents in Canada, the infographic "Unfounded criminal incidents: Statistics Canada's path to new data collection" is also released today.

The article "Revising the classification of founded and unfounded criminal incidents in the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey" is now available as part of the publication Juristat (Catalogue number85-002-X).

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