Table 3 
Police-reported Crime Severity Index and crime rate, by census metropolitan area, 2020 

Police-reported Crime Severity Index and crime rate, by census metropolitan area, 2020
2020 – Crime Severity Index2019 to 2020 – Crime Severity Index2020 – Crime rate2019 to 2020 – Crime rate
index % change rate % change
Canada 73.4 -8 5,301 -10
Census metropolitan area (CMA)1,2,3        
St. John's 64.3 -10 5,014 -8
Halifax 61.9 2 4,730 -4
Moncton 104.2 -5 8,588 -6
Saint John 49.3 -13 3,921 -13
Saguenay 43.9 -8 2,777 -12
Québec 42.1 -4 2,832 -4
Sherbrooke 47.8 1 2,973 -7
Trois-Rivières 47.7 -8 2,819 -13
Montréal 52.7 -9 3,048 -7
Gatineau4 51.4 -8 3,071 -13
Ottawa5 48.3 -16 3,253 -22
Kingston 70.6 4 5,281 -5
Belleville6 63.9 -10 4,880 -9
Peterborough 62.1 14 4,517 5
Toronto 46.2 -15 2,927 -16
Hamilton 55.5 -8 3,563 -14
St. Catharines-Niagara 58.1 -10 3,817 -8
Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo 74.7 1 5,239 -1
Brantford 80.8 -3 5,305 -9
Guelph 63.1 -3 4,472 -12
London 74.7 -2 5,641 -4
Windsor 83.3 1 5,092 -7
Barrie 44.9 -16 3,514 -15
Greater Sudbury 87.8 7 5,608 -6
Thunder Bay 93.8 -8 5,974 -16
Winnipeg 116.3 -12 7,621 -12
Regina 104.8 -20 7,207 -27
Saskatoon 105.7 -10 7,304 -11
Lethbridge6 138.7 -3 10,697 -10
Calgary 78.0 -17 5,482 -18
Edmonton 104.8 -9 7,637 -16
Kelowna 111.9 -8 9,665 -10
Abbotsford-Mission 77.2 -11 5,843 -16
Vancouver 88.6 -7 6,368 -13
Victoria 75.8 3 6,222 -5
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. The crime rate is based upon Criminal Code incidents, excluding traffic offences. Rates are calculated on the basis of 100,000 population. Percent changes are based on unrounded rates. Populations are based upon July 1st estimates from Statistics Canada, Centre for Demography.
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