Measuring Crime in Canada: Introducing the Crime Severity Index and Improvements to the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey

Journals and periodicals: 85-004-X


This report introduces the Crime Severity Index, a new tool for measuring police-reported crime in Canada that for the first time tracks changes in the severity of crime, not just volume.
The report also examines how crime is measured in Canada, as well as recent improvements to statistics on crime that are gathered from the police.

Frequency: Occasional
Author(s): Babyak, Colin; Matarazzo, Anthony; Turner, John; Wallace, Marnie
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