Police-reported Crime Severity Index and crime rate, by province or territory, 2019
|2019 – Crime Severity Index||2018 to 2019 – Crime Severity Index||2019 – Crime rate||2018 to 2019 – Crime rate|
|index||% change||rate||% change|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||71.6||10||5,956||8|
|Prince Edward Island||64.0||18||5,379||14|
true zero or a value rounded to zero
value rounded to 0 (zero) where there is a meaningful distinction between true zero and the value that was rounded
The Crime Severity Index (CSI) is based on Criminal Code incidents, including traffic offences, as well as other federal statute violations. For the CSI, the base index was set at 100 for 2006 for Canada. The crime rate is based upon Criminal Code incidents, excluding traffic offences. Rates are calculated on the basis of 100,000 population. Percentage changes are based on unrounded rates. Populations are based upon July 1st estimates from Statistics Canada, Centre for Demography.
Tables 35-10-0177-01 and 35-10-0026-01.
Table note 1
Part of the overall increase in police-reported crime in British Columbia and some of its census metropolitan areas in 2019 may be attributed to the implementation of new reporting standards for classifying incidents. While the effective date was January 2018 and many police services adopted the new standards that year, some police services, including all of the RCMP detachments across Canada and the municipal police services in British Columbia, transitioned to the new standards on January 1, 2019. Additionally, police services in British Columbia undertook a uniform training strategy to further standardize reporting throughout the province. The new reporting standards were expected to result in an increase in crime rates over time.
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