Selected police-reported crime and calls for service during the COVID-19 pandemic, March to June 2020 (correction)
|Number – March to June 2019||Number – March to June 2020||Number – Difference from 2019||Percent change – Difference from 2019|
|Selected violations and calls for service1,2|
|Total criminal incidents||242,392||202,639||-39,753||-16.4|
|Total assaults (levels 1, 2, 3)||55,769||49,405||-6,364||-11.4|
|Assaults by non-family (levels 1, 2, 3)||32,681||28,702||-3,979||-12.2|
|Assaults by family (levels 1, 2, 3)||13,679||13,084||-595||-4.3|
|Assaults where relationship type is unknown||9,409||7,619||-1,790||-19.0|
|Total sexual assaults (levels 1, 2, 3)||6,249||4,586||-1,663||-26.6|
|Sexual assaults by non-family (levels 1, 2, 3)||3,859||2,828||-1,031||-26.7|
|Sexual assaults by family (levels 1, 2, 3)||1,040||856||-184||-17.7|
|Sexual assaults where relationship type is unknown||1,350||902||-448||-33.2|
|Uttering threats by non-family||7,033||6,179||-854||-12.1|
|Uttering threats by family||1,476||1,522||46||3.1|
|Uttering threats where relationship type is unknown||3,168||2,764||-404||-12.8|
|Assault against peace or public officer (level 1)||2,002||1,891||-111||-5.5|
|Dangerous operation, causing death or bodily harm||130||99||-31||-23.8|
|Impaired driving, causing death or bodily harm||147||100||-47||-32.0|
|Total breaking and entering3||34,742||30,249||-4,493||-12.9|
|Breaking and entering, non-residential||19,093||18,010||-1,083||-5.7|
|Breaking and entering, residential||15,353||11,992||-3,361||-21.9|
|Motor vehicle theft||18,043||15,303||-2,740||-15.2|
|Fraud / identity theft / identity fraud||33,146||31,029||-2,117||-6.4|
|Fail to comply with order||25,646||22,564||-3,082||-12.0|
|Impaired driving, operating while impaired||19,468||16,709||-2,759||-14.2|
|Provincial/territorial acts related to COVID-19||...||11,602||...||...|
|Selected calls for service2,4|
|Total calls for service (correction)||85,997||92,218||6,221||7.2|
|Domestic disturbances / disputes||34,632||38,665||4,033||11.6|
|Mental Health Act apprehension||10,529||10,822||293||2.8|
|Mental health - other||13,759||15,223||1,464||10.6|
|Suicide / attempted suicide||10,744||9,734||-1,010||-9.4|
|Child welfare check||186||219||33||17.7|
|Check welfare - general (correction)||13,711||15,294||1,583||11.5|
|Child custody matter - domestic (correction)||209||279||70||33.5|
Special police-reported crime statistics - Special COVID-19 report to Statistics Canada.
Includes data reported by a sample of 17 police services across Canada. At time of this report, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Waterloo Regional Police Service were unable to provide a submission for the month of June.
Calls for service (CFS) are defined as calls received by police services that are citizen-generated or officer initiated, and required the tasking of police resources (e.g., a call to a 9-1-1 emergency line that resulted in the dispatch of an officer). Calls for service information was reported by 14 police services. The OPP and Waterloo Regional Police Service provided CFS data for March to May 2020.
Total incidents of breaking and entering does not equal the sum of incidents of breaking and entering reported by residential and non-residential location type, as some police services were unable to report the location type for all cases.
Some police services who provided CFS information overall were not able to report for every call type. In addition, police services in some cases were unable to separate the call types as presented, and provided counts that combine one or more call type together. For example, calls for domestic disputes may include child welfare situations, and calls for other mental health may include some Mental Health Act apprehensions. Interpret calls for service data with caution.
Overdose counts do not reflect all overdose incidents occurring within police service boundaries as response is frequently by paramedics. Where police do not attend, the occurrence will not appear in police records.