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  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201100111469
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This report examines the nature and extent of police-reported hate crime in Canada. Key topics include motivations for hate crime (e.g. race/ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation), types of offences, geographical comparisons and accused and victim characteristics. The report is intended to respond to the needs of those who work in the criminal justice system as well as to inform researchers, policy analysts, academics, the media and the general public.

    Release date: 2011-06-07

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201000211292
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This report presents information on the short and long-term trends in police-reported crime at the national, provincial/territorial and census metropolitan area levels. It includes information on both the volume and the severity of overall, violent and non-violent crime as well as data on crimes committed by youths aged 12 to 17.

    Release date: 2010-07-20

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201000211241
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    In 2008, there were about 167,500 youth accused of a police-reported Criminal Code offence and another 27,600 youth were accused of drug and other federal statute violations. To gain a better understanding of the nature of youth crime in Canada (i.e., crimes where the accused was a youth aged 12 to 17), it is useful to consider where and when these crimes occur. Using information from the 2008 Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting Survey (UCR2), this report examines the location, time of year, day of the week and time of day of police-reported youth crimes.

    Release date: 2010-06-29

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201000211242
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    In 2008, among incidents perpetrated by intimate partners, one quarter of all violent incidents reported to police and one third of homicides involved individuals in dating relationships. Illustrating the importance of exploring violence in all types of intimate relationships, this report examines the prevalence and characteristics of incidents of police-reported dating violence in Canada. For comparison purposes, the population of interest includes individuals aged 15 and older, consistent with previous analyses of police-reported spousal violence in Canada. Results suggest that the characteristics of police-reported dating violence have largely mirrored those of spousal violence, with some notable exceptions. Incidents of dating violence in same-sex relationships and those involving younger victims between the ages of 12 and 14 are also explored in this report.

    Release date: 2010-06-29

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201000211233
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This report examines the nature and extent of police-reported hate crime in Canada. Key topics include motivations for hate crime (e.g. race/ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation), types of offences, geographical comparisons and accused and victim characteristics. The report is intended to respond to the needs of those who work in the criminal justice system as well as to inform researchers, policy analysts, academics, the media and the general public.

    Release date: 2010-06-14

  • Articles and reports: 85-561-M2010020
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This research paper focuses on police-reported crime in Inuit Nunangat. Analysis is based on police-reported crime data from the 2006 to 2008 Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting Survey and the 2006 Census of Population. Additional data come from the Homicide Survey from 2000 to 2008. Results show that crime rates are higher in Inuit Nunangat than in the rest of Canada. The impact of socioeconomic and demographic contexts on these differences is explored. In addition, results show that crime rates are lower in communities in Inuit Nunangat where alcohol is prohibited.

    Release date: 2010-05-20

  • Articles and reports: 85F0033M2010024
    Geography: Province or territory, Census metropolitan area
    Description:

    This profile analyzes the differences in the violent victimizations experienced by males and females that comes to the attention of the police. Specifically, the report examines the types of violations experienced by each gender, the seriousness of their victimization and the location of the incident. The report outlines the differences in overall rates of victimization at the census metropolitan area, provincial/territorial and national level. The analysis is based on 2008 police-reported data obtained from the Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting Survey. Funding for this profile was provided by the Policy Centre for Victim Issues of the Department of Justice Canada.

    Release date: 2010-05-06

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201000111146
    Geography: Province or territory, Census metropolitan area
    Description:

    This article examines the use of knives to commit violent crime in Canada with a particular focus on geographical differences. Detailed Information on homicide, robbery, and assault committed with knives is presented at the national, provincial and territorial levels as well as by census metropolitan areas. These data are intended to inform researchers, the media and the public and to inform the development of policy in Canada.

    Release date: 2010-04-27

  • Articles and reports: 85F0033M2010023
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    While they may be young, children and youth under the age of 18 fall victim to the same types of violence as adults including physical and sexual assault, robbery, criminal harassment and homicide. They can be victimized by a family member, a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger while in their own home, in their neighbourhood or at school. Quantifying the incidence of violent victimization against children and youth continues to be a challenge. In Canada, detailed information about police-reported violent incidents committed against children and youth is collected through the Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR2) Survey. This report analyzes the nature and extent of police-reported violence committed against children and youth under the age of 18. It examines differences in victimization based on sex and age of victims, type of offence, prevalence across the provinces and territories, relationship to the perpetrator, weapon used and level of injury. It also presents information on trends over time.

    Release date: 2010-03-29

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201000111115
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Using data reported by Canadian police services, this article examines trends in robbery at the national and provincial/territorial levels and by census metropolitan areas. Trends in specific types of robbery are presented, including street robberies as well as those that occur in banks, transit facilities, convenience stores and residences ("home invasions"). The use of weapons to commit robbery, including firearm-related robberies, is explored. These data are intended to inform criminological researchers, academics, the media and the public, both in Canada and internationally.

    Release date: 2010-03-25
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  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201900100018
    Description:

    This Juristat article examines family violence in Canada. It includes sections dedicated to police-reported data on intimate partner violence, family violence against children and youth, and family violence against seniors.

    Release date: 2019-12-12

  • Articles and reports: 89-28-0001201800100015
    Description:

    This Just the Facts article highlights statistics on cybercrime and cybersecurity from a police (Uniform Crime Reporting Survey, 2018), business (Canadian Survey of Cyber Security and Cybercrime, 2017), and individual (Canadian Internet Use Survey, 2018) perspective.

    Release date: 2019-12-02

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201900100014
    Description:

    This Juristat article explores current conditions in Saskatchewan and the province's criminal justice system. Projections are presented to demonstrate how positive outcomes can be reached through possible education-related intervention. Educational attainment was selected for analysis as research has often explored the link between education and criminal behaviour. Projections were created using Statistics Canada's Demosim microsimulation model.

    Release date: 2019-09-19

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201900100013
    Description:

    This annual Juristat article presents findings from the 2018 Uniform Crime Reporting Survey. It examines trends in the volume and seriousness of police-reported crime for both violent and non-violent offences at the national, provincial/territorial and census metropolitan area levels. Specific violations, such as homicide, sexual assault, fraud, shoplifting and breaking and entering are examined, as well as trends in youth accused of crime.

    Release date: 2019-07-22

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201900100012
    Description:

    This Juristat article examines police-reported violent crimes against young women and girls in Northern Canada. Rates are provided at the national and provincial levels, as well as for urban, rural and census metropolitan areas. The nature and extent of violence against young women and girls in the North is compared with the South throughout.

    Release date: 2019-07-04

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201900100011
    Geography: Geographical region of Canada, Census metropolitan area
    Description:

    This Juristat article examines a cohort of individuals who died of an illicit drug overdose in the province of British Columbia, with a special focus on the City of Surrey, between 2011 and 2016, and explores the nature and extent of their contact with the criminal justice system as a person accused of a crime. This analysis brings together data provided by the British Columbia Coroners Service with policing data from the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey, and criminal court data from the Integrated Criminal Court Survey. Identifying the primary risk factors and those at greatest risk of preventable illicit drug-related deaths will help support the development of evidence-informed interventions, precision programming and policies aimed at preventing future overdoses and saving lives.

    Release date: 2019-05-16

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201900100009
    Description:

    This Juristat article presents information on the nature and extent of crime in the rural areas of the Canadian provinces. This includes analysis of recent trends in crime rates and severity in rural and urban areas, both at the national and provincial levels. The report also examines the specific nature and extent of crime in rural areas of the provincial North. Analysis uses police-reported data from the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey and the Homicide Survey, as well as self-reported data from General Social Survey on Canadians' Safety (Victimization).

    Release date: 2019-05-07

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201900100008
    Description:

    This Juristat article examines the nature and extent of police-reported hate crime in Canada. Key topics include motivations for hate crime (e.g., race/ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation), types of offences, geographical comparisons, and victim/accused characteristics. The article uses data from the Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting Survey which gathers data from police records.

    Release date: 2019-04-30

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201900100005
    Description:

    This Juristat article examines characteristics of police-reported incidents of intimate partner violence among individuals in same-sex relationships. A pooled data set from 2009 through to 2017 is analyzed to examine incident, victim and accused characteristics of intimate partner violence involving same-sex partners. Additional context using self-reported data from the most recent General Social Survey on Canadians' Safety (Victimization) are included to give a more complete picture of the nature of violence which takes place within same-sex relationships, whether it came to the attention of police or not.

    Release date: 2019-03-20

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201900100003
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    This Juristat article examines the experiences of youth who came into contact with Nova Scotia police in 2012/2013 over a two-year period. The pathways of youth through Nova Scotia's justice system are explored, along with the extent of re-contact with police including prevalence, frequency and time to re-contact. This study uses data from three different sources including the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey, the Integrated Criminal Courts Survey and Nova Scotia's restorative justice system.

    Release date: 2019-02-07
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