Table 1 
Police-reported crime for selected offences, Canada, 2017 

Police-reported crime for selected offences, Canada, 2017
Number – ReportedNumber – Unfounded% – UnfoundedNumber – FoundedRate – Founded
Total Criminal Code (excluding traffic) – "Crime rate" 2,110,658 152,635 7.2 1,958,023 5,334.0
Total violent crime 459,223 56,022 12.2 403,201 1,098.4
Homicide 660 0 0.0 660 1.8
Other violations causing death 96 18 18.8 78 0.2
Attempted murder 836 9 1.1 827 2.3
Sexual assault - level 3 - aggravated 176 15 8.5 161 0.4
Sexual assault - level 2 - weapon or bodily harm 446 29 6.5 417 1.1
Sexual assault - level 1 27,929 3,835 13.7 24,094 65.6
Sexual violations against children 9,302 1,256 13.5 8,046 21.9
Assault - level 3 - aggravated 3,585 44 1.2 3,541 9.6
Assault - level 2 - weapon or bodily harm 53,498 1,645 3.1 51,853 141.3
Assault - level 1 183,864 20,830 11.3 163,034 444.1
Assault of police officer 10,903 56 0.5 10,847 29.5
Other assaults 2,164 212 9.8 1,952 5.3
Firearms - use of, discharge, pointing 3,015 281 9.3 2,734 7.4
Robbery 23,918 1,179 4.9 22,739 61.9
Forcible confinement or kidnapping 4,280 502 11.7 3,778 10.3
Trafficking in persons 317 46 14.5 271 0.7
Extortion 3,287 154 4.7 3,133 8.5
Criminal harassment 26,502 7,064 26.7 19,438 53.0
Uttering threats 74,992 12,918 17.2 62,074 169.1
Indecent or harassing communications 21,073 4,874 23.1 16,199 44.1
Non-consensual distribution of intimate images 1,664 195 11.7 1,469 4.0
Commodification of sexual activity 1,168 62 5.3 1,106 3.0
Other violent Criminal Code violations 5,548 798 14.4 4,750 12.9
Total property crime 1,261,594 70,505 5.6 1,191,089 3,244.8
Breaking and entering 170,727 11,391 6.7 159,336 434.1
Possess stolen property 25,305 1,436 5.7 23,869 65.0
Theft of motor vehicle 94,317 9,297 9.9 85,020 231.6
Theft over $5,000 (non-motor vehicle) 18,682 1,427 7.6 17,255 47.0
Theft under $5,000 (non-motor vehicle) 527,895 23,338 4.4 504,557 1,374.5
Fraud (excluding identity theft and fraud) 119,739 6,876 5.7 112,863 307.5
Identity theft 3,411 144 4.2 3,267 8.9
Identity fraud 14,740 465 3.2 14,275 38.9
Mischief 276,895 14,779 5.3 262,116 714.1
Arson 9,883 1,352 13.7 8,531 23.2
Total other Criminal Code offences 389,841 26,108 6.7 363,733 990.9
Weapons violations 18,137 2,352 13.0 15,785 43.0
Child pornography 7,629 1,108 14.5 6,521 17.8
Prostitution 151 17 11.3 134 0.4
Disturb the peace 103,006 6,625 6.4 96,381 262.6
Administration of justice violations 228,755 11,919 5.2 216,836 590.7
Other violations 32,163 4,087 12.7 28,076 76.5
Total Criminal Code traffic violations 129,285 3,907 3.0 125,378 341.6
Alcohol impaired driving 68,910 3,352 4.9 65,558 178.6
Drug impaired driving 3,828 339 8.9 3,489 9.5
Other Criminal Code traffic violations 56,547 216 0.4 56,331 153.5
Total drug offences 94,077 3,452 3.7 90,625 246.9
Possession - cannabis 39,848 1,350 3.4 38,498 104.9
Possession - cocaine 7,387 279 3.8 7,108 19.4
Possession - methamphetamines and ecstasy (MDA) 9,382 113 1.2 9,269 25.3
Possession - heroin  2,279 60 2.6 2,219 6.0
Possession - other drugs 8,434 444 5.3 7,990 21.8
Trafficking, production or distribution - cannabis 10,172 678 6.7 9,494 25.9
Trafficking, production or distribution - cocaine 6,972 169 2.4 6,803 18.5
Trafficking, production or distribution - methamphetamines and ecstasy (MDA) 2,749 83 3.0 2,666 7.3
Trafficking, production or distribution - heroin  1,024 9 0.9 1,015 2.8
Trafficking, production or distribution - other drugs 5,830 267 4.6 5,563 15.2
Total other federal statute violations 32,333 1,547 4.8 30,786 83.9
Human trafficking under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act 124 20 16.1 104 0.3
Youth Criminal Justice Act 5,522 70 1.3 5,452 14.9
Other federal statutes 26,687 1,457 5.5 25,230 68.7
Total - all violations 2,366,353 161,541 6.8 2,204,812 6,006.3
Note(s):
Data for unfounded incidents are available for 2017 even though inconsistencies in reporting may still exist. 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. Populations are based upon July 1 estimates.
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, Uniform Crime Reporting Survey (3302).
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