Table 3 
Police-reported Crime Severity Index and crime rate, by census metropolitan area, 2019 

Police-reported Crime Severity Index and crime rate, by census metropolitan area, 2019
2019 – Crime Severity Index2018 to 2019 – Crime Severity Index2019 – Crime rate2018 to 2019 – Crime rate
  index % change rate % change
Canada 79.5 5 5,874 7
Census metropolitan area1,2,3        
St. John's 71.3 0s 5,430 0s
Halifax 60.7 -10 4,925 -6
Moncton 108.9 8 9,068 10
Saint John 56.1 -2 4,463 -3
Saguenay 47.7 -2 3,144 5
Québec 43.8 -1 2,967 -3
Sherbrooke 47.2 -10 3,188 -3
Trois-Rivières 51.8 -5 3,259 2
Montréal 58.0 -1 3,303 1
Gatineau4 55.8 -1 3,530 -1
Ottawa5 57.0 4 4,168 7
Kingston 67.8 -3 5,561 3
Belleville6 70.3 13 5,308 3
Peterborough 54.4 10 4,298 0s
Toronto 54.2 1 3,471 1
Hamilton 60.2 3 4,125 3
St. Catharines–Niagara 64.3 -7 4,149 4
Kitchener–Cambridge–Waterloo 73.3 -1 5,276 -4
Brantford 83.4 -10 5,805 -11
Guelph 64.6 -9 5,051 -5
London 75.1 -2 5,842 -2
Windsor 80.3 -8 5,316 -4
Barrie 53.1 9 4,123 8
Greater Sudbury 82.1 3 5,930 4
Thunder Bay 100.6 2 7,046 15
Winnipeg 131.7 10 8,658 10
Regina 130.0 1 9,827 2
Saskatoon 117.3 0s 8,202 -7
Lethbridge6 141.8 2 11,866 5
Calgary 92.9 4 6,625 6
Edmonton 114.9 -1 9,073 3
Kelowna7 121.4 20 10,747 24
Abbotsford–Mission7 86.4 -3 6,953 -1
Vancouver7 95.4 11 7,339 8
Victoria7 74.3 16 6,601 14
0
true zero or a value rounded to zero
0s
value rounded to 0 (zero) where there is a meaningful distinction between true zero and the value that was rounded
Note(s):
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 bylaws or provincial provisions rather than Criminal Code provisions. Crime Severity Indexes are based on Criminal Code incidents, including traffic offences, as well as other federal statute violations. The base index was set at 100 for 2006 for Canada. Data on the Crime Severity Indexes by census metropolitan area are available beginning in 1998. Percent changes are based on unrounded rates. Populations are based upon July 1st estimates from Statistics Canada, Centre for Demography.
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