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Collection of data on Indigenous and ethnocultural groups in Canada's official police-reported crime statistics

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Released: 2020-07-15

Today, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and Statistics Canada announced a commitment to work together to meet an important information need within the justice community. Together, the two organizations will work with the policing community and key organizations to enable police to report statistics on Indigenous and ethnocultural groups in police-reported crime statistics on victims and accused persons.

Statistics Canada and the CACP know that the demand for this information has never been greater, and they are committed to identifying ways to provide reliable police statistics on Indigenous and ethnocultural groups.

In 2020, Statistics Canada and the CACP will begin discussions with partners and stakeholders to inform this data collection and identify ways of ensuring quality information.

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