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  • 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-X201400111925
    Geography: Province or territory, Census metropolitan area
    Description:

    This Juristat article examines the nature and prevalence of firearm-related violent crime in Canada. Short-term trends in firearm-related violent crime are presented at the national, provincial/territorial and census metropolitan area levels, while long-term trends in firearm-related homicide are also explored. Using data from the 2012 Uniform Crime Reporting and Homicide Surveys, this article provides information on violent crime involving firearms in Canada, including international comparisons and an examination of the types of firearms (such as handguns, rifles, or shotguns) which are most commonly involved in firearm-related violent crime. It also addresses characteristics of the incidents, victims, and accused persons, such as gang-related violence, accused-victim relationships, clearance status, age of victims and accused persons, and types of offence that most commonly involve firearms.

    Release date: 2014-04-23

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201300111739
    Geography: Province or territory, Census metropolitan area
    Description:

    This Juristat article presents data on police-reported impaired driving. It examines trends in impaired driving in Canada, the provinces and territories, and census metropolitan areas. Characteristics of impaired driving, such as age and sex of accused persons and time of the day and time of year when those incidents occur, are also examined. The analysis is also supported by self-reported data on impaired driving from the Canadian community health survey. This report also presents data on impaired driving cases completed by adult criminal courts as well as on admissions to sentenced custody for impaired driving.

    Release date: 2013-01-10

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X200800210518
    Geography: Province or territory, Census metropolitan area
    Description:

    This report is an examination of the use of firearms to commit violent crime in Canada. Detailed information is presented on the incidence and characteristics of overall firearm-related violent crime as well as among major violent crime categories, such as homicide, attempted murder, robbery, forcible confinement and assault. Geographic trends in firearm-related violent crime are analyzed at the national, provincial/territorial and census metropolitan area levels. Comparisons in firearm-related homicide between Canada and other select countries are also presented. Other key topics include the involvement of youth (12 to 17 years) in firearm-related violent crime and differences between court processing and sentencing outcomes for firearm and non-firearm violent cases. These data are intended to inform researchers, the media and the public on the nature and extent of firearm-related violent crime in Canada.

    Release date: 2008-02-20

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X20030068425
    Geography: Province or territory, Census metropolitan area
    Description:

    This issue of Juristat presents statistical information on the extent and nature of sexual offences in Canada. Rates of sexual offences are examined at the national and provincial/territorial levels and for major metropolitan areas. Data used in the report include police statistics from the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey and the Homicide Survey and court data from the Adult Criminal Court Survey and the Youth Court Survey. This Juristat also presents analysis from the 1999 General Social Survey on Victimization and takes into account historical and recent amendments to the Criminal Code concerning sexual offences. Other topics include child pornography, trafficking of persons for the purpose of sexual exploitation, child prostitution, dating violence and homicides involving sexual violence.

    Release date: 2003-07-25
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  • 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-X201400111925
    Geography: Province or territory, Census metropolitan area
    Description:

    This Juristat article examines the nature and prevalence of firearm-related violent crime in Canada. Short-term trends in firearm-related violent crime are presented at the national, provincial/territorial and census metropolitan area levels, while long-term trends in firearm-related homicide are also explored. Using data from the 2012 Uniform Crime Reporting and Homicide Surveys, this article provides information on violent crime involving firearms in Canada, including international comparisons and an examination of the types of firearms (such as handguns, rifles, or shotguns) which are most commonly involved in firearm-related violent crime. It also addresses characteristics of the incidents, victims, and accused persons, such as gang-related violence, accused-victim relationships, clearance status, age of victims and accused persons, and types of offence that most commonly involve firearms.

    Release date: 2014-04-23

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201300111739
    Geography: Province or territory, Census metropolitan area
    Description:

    This Juristat article presents data on police-reported impaired driving. It examines trends in impaired driving in Canada, the provinces and territories, and census metropolitan areas. Characteristics of impaired driving, such as age and sex of accused persons and time of the day and time of year when those incidents occur, are also examined. The analysis is also supported by self-reported data on impaired driving from the Canadian community health survey. This report also presents data on impaired driving cases completed by adult criminal courts as well as on admissions to sentenced custody for impaired driving.

    Release date: 2013-01-10

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X200800210518
    Geography: Province or territory, Census metropolitan area
    Description:

    This report is an examination of the use of firearms to commit violent crime in Canada. Detailed information is presented on the incidence and characteristics of overall firearm-related violent crime as well as among major violent crime categories, such as homicide, attempted murder, robbery, forcible confinement and assault. Geographic trends in firearm-related violent crime are analyzed at the national, provincial/territorial and census metropolitan area levels. Comparisons in firearm-related homicide between Canada and other select countries are also presented. Other key topics include the involvement of youth (12 to 17 years) in firearm-related violent crime and differences between court processing and sentencing outcomes for firearm and non-firearm violent cases. These data are intended to inform researchers, the media and the public on the nature and extent of firearm-related violent crime in Canada.

    Release date: 2008-02-20

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X20030068425
    Geography: Province or territory, Census metropolitan area
    Description:

    This issue of Juristat presents statistical information on the extent and nature of sexual offences in Canada. Rates of sexual offences are examined at the national and provincial/territorial levels and for major metropolitan areas. Data used in the report include police statistics from the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey and the Homicide Survey and court data from the Adult Criminal Court Survey and the Youth Court Survey. This Juristat also presents analysis from the 1999 General Social Survey on Victimization and takes into account historical and recent amendments to the Criminal Code concerning sexual offences. Other topics include child pornography, trafficking of persons for the purpose of sexual exploitation, child prostitution, dating violence and homicides involving sexual violence.

    Release date: 2003-07-25
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