Police-reported Crime Severity Index and crime rate, by province or territory, 2022
|Total Crime Severity Index||Total Crime Severity Index||Total Crime Severity Index||Total crime (crime rate)||Total crime (crime rate)||Total crime (crime rate)||Total crime (crime rate)|
|index||% change 2021 to 2022||% change 2012 to 2022||number||rate||% change 2021 to 2022||% change 2012 to 2022|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||82.2||6||21||36,110||6,865||4||13|
|Prince Edward Island||59.3||6||-19||8,511||4,986||10||-25|
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 provincial and territorial Crime Severity Indexes are available beginning in 1998. Under the authority of the Canadian Forces Provost Marshal (CFPM), the Canadian Forces Military Police Group (CF MP Gp) is now reporting incidents to the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Survey. They have provided incidents going back to January 2020. Data from the Office of the CFPM are aggregated at the national level to account for small counts and to protect confidentiality. Therefore, provincial and territorial totals will not equal Canada-level totals. Currently, the Canadian Centre for Justice and Community Safety Statistics (CCJCSS) is developing the methodology for determining the population counts for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). Therefore, Crime Severity Index data and rates are not available for the 2022/2021r release. Crime rates are based on Criminal Code incidents, excluding traffic offences. See table 5 for a list of offences included in the violent crime, property crime and other Criminal Code offences categories. Counts are based on the most serious violation in the incident. One incident may involve multiple violations. Data for the rates of total, violent, property and other crime categories are available beginning in 1962. Rates are calculated on the basis of 100,000 population. Percent changes are based on unrounded rates. Populations are based on July 1 estimates from Statistics Canada, Centre for Demography.
Uniform Crime Reporting Survey (3302).