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  • Data Visualization: 71-607-X2018008
    Description:

    The Canadian Community Crime Tracker (CCCT) is a new advanced web-based data visualization tool that will make statistical information on crime and justice more interpretable by presenting key indicators in a statistical dashboard. The current version of the CCCT contains key indicators of crime based on police-reported data from the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Survey, including the Crime Severity Index, rates of selected offences, rates of unfounded incidents and rates of firearm-related violent crime. Also included are data related to police-reported homicide, and hate crime. Data are for 2017 and 2018 and presented at the national, provincial, territorial levels, as well as for police service boundaries (meaning municipal police services as well as detachments of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Ontario Provincial Police, the Sûreté du Québec and the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary).

    Release date: 2019-07-26

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2019055
    Description:

    The infographic includes trends regarding total cannabis offences at the national level and by province and territory. Statistics on offences reported under the new Cannabis Act are also presented.

    Release date: 2019-07-24

  • 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

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20192034751
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2019-07-22

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2019051
    Description:

    Key statistics about crime in Canada are presented in this infographic. Findings on changes to the Crime Severity Index at the national and provincial, territorial levels are presented. Also included are the categories of crime which were reported in 2017.

    Release date: 2019-07-22

  • Journals and periodicals: 85-002-X
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This publication provides in-depth analysis and detailed statistics on a variety of topics and issues related to justice and public safety. Topics include crime, victimization, homicide, civil, family and criminal courts, and correctional services. Issues related to community safety, and perceptions of safety are also covered. The publication is intended for those with an interest in Canada's justice and public safety systems as well as those who plan, establish, administer and evaluate programs and projects related to justice and public safety.

    Release date: 2019-07-22

  • Table: 35-10-0001-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 252-0095)
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Police-reported cybercrime, by cyber-related violation (homicide, invitation to sexual touching, sexual exploitation, luring a child via a computer, voyeurism, non-consensual distribution of intimate images, extortion, criminal harassment, indecent/harassing communications, uttering threats, fraud, identity theft, identity fraud, mischief, fail to comply with order, indecent acts, child pornography, making or distribution of child pornography, public morals, breach of probation), Canada (selected police services), 2014 to 2018.

    Release date: 2019-07-22

  • Table: 35-10-0002-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 252-0096)
    Geography: Province or territory, Census metropolitan area, Census metropolitan area part
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Police-reported cybercrime, number of incidents and rate per 100,000 population, Canada, provinces, territories and Census Metropolitan Areas, 2014 to 2018.

    Release date: 2019-07-22

  • Table: 35-10-0026-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 252-0052)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory, Census metropolitan area, Census metropolitan area part
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Crime severity index (violent, non-violent, youth) and weighted clearance rates (violent, non-violent), Canada, provinces, territories and Census Metropolitan Areas, 1998 to 2018.

    Release date: 2019-07-22

  • Table: 35-10-0060-01
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Number of homicide victims and persons accused of homicide, by Aboriginal identity, (total, by Aboriginal identity; Aboriginal identity; non-Aboriginal identity; unknown Aboriginal identity), age group (total all ages; 0 to 11 years; 12 to 17 years; 18 to 24 years; 25 to 29 years; 30 to 39 years; 40 to 49 years; 50 to 59 years; 60 years and over; age unknown) and sex (both sexes; male; female; sex unknown), Canada, 1974 to 2018.

    Release date: 2019-07-22
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  • Table: 35-10-0186-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 252-0083)
    Geography: Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Crime severity index (violent, non-violent, youth) and weighted clearance rates (violent, non-violent), police services in the Atlantic provinces (Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunwick), 1998 to 2018.

    Release date: 2019-07-22

  • Table: 35-10-0187-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 252-0084)
    Geography: Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Crime severity index (violent, non-violent, youth) and weighted clearance rates (violent, non-violent), police services in Quebec, 1998 to 2018.

    Release date: 2019-07-22

  • Table: 35-10-0188-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 252-0085)
    Geography: Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Crime severity index (violent, non-violent, youth) and weighted clearance rates (violent, non-violent), police services in Ontario, 1998 to 2018.

    Release date: 2019-07-22

  • Table: 35-10-0189-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 252-0086)
    Geography: Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Crime severity index (violent, non-violent, youth) and weighted clearance rates (violent, non-violent), police services in Manitoba, 1998 to 2018.

    Release date: 2019-07-22

  • Table: 35-10-0190-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 252-0088)
    Geography: Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Crime severity index (violent, non-violent, youth) and weighted clearance rates (violent, non-violent), police services in Alberta, 1998 to 2018.

    Release date: 2019-07-22

  • Table: 35-10-0191-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 252-0094)
    Geography: Census metropolitan area, Census metropolitan area part
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Police-reported hate crime, number of incidents and rate per 100,000 population, Census Metropolitan Areas, 2014 to 2018.

    Release date: 2019-07-22

  • Table: 45-20-00012019001
    Description:

    The Canadian Index of Multiple Deprivation dataset includes tables in an Excel and Comma-separated values (CSV) format for the national-level index (excluding the territories), as well as three provincial and two regional indexes: the Atlantic region (Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick), Quebec, Ontario, the Prairie region (Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta), and British Columbia.

    Release date: 2019-06-12

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 45-20-0001
    Description:

    The Canadian Index of Multiple Deprivation (CIMD) is an area-based index which used 2016 Census of Population microdata to measure four key dimensions of deprivation at the dissemination area (DA)-level: residential instability, economic dependency, situational vulnerability and ethno-cultural composition.

    The CIMD allows for an understanding of inequalities in various measures of health and social well-being. While it is a geographically-based index of deprivation and marginalization, it can also be used as a proxy for an individual. The CIMD has the potential to be widely used by researchers on a variety of topics related to socio-economic research. Other uses for the index may include: policy planning and evaluation, or resource allocation.

    Release date: 2019-06-12

  • Table: 35-10-0120-01
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Occasional
    Description:

    Number and percentage of incidents of self-reported violent victimization that were reported to police in the past 12 months by sex of victim, Canada, Geographical region of Canada.

    Release date: 2019-05-21

  • Table: 35-10-0003-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 251-0008)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: Average counts of young persons in provincial and territorial correctional services, five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-05-09
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  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X19970078166
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This Juristat examines the extent to which weapons, such as guns, knives and blunt objects, are used in violent crimes. In order to understand the prevalence of violent crime in general, the first section provides a brief explanation of the trends over time in Canada, while the second section of this Juristat provides a snapshot of the use of weapons in violent crime in 1995. The final section more specifically examines the national trends in weapon use in the crimes of homicide and robbery since 1975, with a particular focus upon the use of firearms.

    Release date: 1997-06-23

  • Journals and periodicals: 85-542-X
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The purpose of this report is to reduce the level of confusion arising from the use of crime data originating from two very different sources (i.e., the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey - UCR and the General Social Survey - GSS) and to inform discussions about which is the better measure of crime. It explains why the findings based on these data sources diverge and summarizes the major differences between the two surveys.

    Release date: 1997-05-14

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X19970048257
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This Juristat examines data from the Adult Corrections Survey (ACS) and provides readers with a comprehensive overview of the adult prison population, operating costs, charge and offence information, sentencing data, and community supervision services. The findings reported here are provided in greater detail in the annual report Adult Correctional Services in Canada, 1995-96(Catalogue 85-211-XPB).

    Release date: 1997-03-04

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X19970038227
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This juristat answers questions about the relative cost of justice services within the context of total government spending, and examines changes in spending patterns over time. In addition, financial profiles are provided for six major justice services: policing, courts, adult corrections, youth corrections, legal aid, and prosecutions. Some of the initiatives underway to give taxpayers more efficient and effective services are also discussed.

    Release date: 1997-02-14

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X19970028226
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This Juristat deals with prostitution-related crime in Canada, that is, communicating, procuring and bawdy-house offences (see Prostitution in the Criminal Code). Incidents reported during the 1977-1995 period are examined, with a focus on recent years. A wide variety of data and other information sources dealing with street prostitution have been consulted to provide a multi-faceted look at these activities.

    Release date: 1997-02-13

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X19970018225
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    The purpose of this document is to provide a picture of the most recent sentencing trends in Canadian adult provincial courts. Several issues can be explored using the aggregate statistics found in this data base. First, what percentage of all convictions result in a sentence of imprisonment? Many commissions of inquiry as well as the federal government have noted the need to develop more alternatives to imprisonment, in order to reduce Canada's reliance on incarceration as a sanction. Second, what kinds of sanctions are associated with various offences? Third, are sentences proportional in their severity to the seriousness of the crimes for which they are imposed? The principle of proportionality in the use of punishment lies at the heart of the sentencing system in Canada. The recently enacted sentencing reform Bill, declared that "A sentence must be proportionate to the gravity of the offence and the degree of responsibility of the offender". Fourth, what kinds of offences attract non-custodial sanctions such as probation and fines?

    Release date: 1997-02-11

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X19960128165
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The intent of this Juristat is to present police and court data on criminal harassment that are currently available from Statistics Canada's Revised Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Survey and Adult Criminal Court Survey (ACCS). As the legislation is relatively new, this report is a first attempt at producing a detailed analysis of criminal harassment data. The statistics in this report provide only a partial picture of criminal harassment in Canada and are not nationally representative. As such, the analysis will focus on the nature of incidents rather than the extent. Please refer to the Methodology section for more details on the data sources.

    Release date: 1996-12-17

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X19960118283
    Geography: Province or territory, Census metropolitan area
    Description:

    Police-reported violent crime in Canada increased steadily from the early 1970s through to the early 1990s. Homicides, in particular, tend to be widely covered in the media, especially those of a brutal nature or those targeting the more vulnerable members of society. The 1993 General Social Survey indicated a growing concern among Canadians about threats of attack or violence. Yet the homicide rate has gradually been declining since the mid 1970s.

    Release date: 1996-07-30

  • 539. Transition homes Archived
    Articles and reports: 82-003-X19950032453
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    In every province and territory, abused women and their children can find refuge in a variety of facilities that provide residential services. In 1994-95, transition homes and similar institutions recorded more than 85,000 admissions. Most of the women admitted were escaping physical abuse by a current or previous spouse or common-law partner.

    Release date: 1996-02-09
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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 45-20-00012019002
    Description:

    The User Guide for the Canadian Index of Multiple Deprivation (CIMD) outlines uses for the index, as well as it provides a brief description of the methodology behind the development of the index. This User Guide also provides instructions on how to use the index, and lists considerations when using the CIMD data.

    Release date: 2019-06-12

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 45-20-0001
    Description:

    The Canadian Index of Multiple Deprivation (CIMD) is an area-based index which used 2016 Census of Population microdata to measure four key dimensions of deprivation at the dissemination area (DA)-level: residential instability, economic dependency, situational vulnerability and ethno-cultural composition.

    The CIMD allows for an understanding of inequalities in various measures of health and social well-being. While it is a geographically-based index of deprivation and marginalization, it can also be used as a proxy for an individual. The CIMD has the potential to be widely used by researchers on a variety of topics related to socio-economic research. Other uses for the index may include: policy planning and evaluation, or resource allocation.

    Release date: 2019-06-12

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 85-564-X
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    This objective of this report is to present the status of national data on Aboriginal people who come into contact with the criminal justice system as offenders and victims. The report examines the current and potential collection of an individual's Aboriginal identity through various justice-related surveys at Statistics Canada, the challenges within these surveys to collect these data and provides some insight into the quality of these data. The data and sources are examined within the context of information needs for the justice and social policy sectors, and in relation to the preferred method of measuring Aboriginal Identity at Statistics Canada. Data sources examined include the Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting Survey, the Homicide Survey, the Integrated Criminal Courts Survey, the Adult Corrections Survey, the Youth Custody and Community Services Survey, the Youth Alternative Measures Survey, the Transition Home Survey, the Victim Services Survey and the General Social Survey on Victimization. Finally, the report briefly describes efforts by other countries to improve justice-related information on their indigenous populations.

    Release date: 2005-05-10

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 85-552-X
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    This report presents a description of the organization and operation of provincial and territorial maintenance enforcement programs. It describes the relevant provincial legislation, highlights latest developments, provides a general description of each program, describes how each manages cases, intake/withdrawal procedures, tracing, monitoring, payment processing and enforcement practices. As such, the reader will be able to identify the variations and similarities between the various programs. All of the maintenance enforcement programs rely upon several federal acts to collect, trace and enforce support payments. Therefore, a review of the relevant federal legislation is presented first, followed by a description of each provincial and territorial maintenance enforcement program.

    Release date: 2002-08-01

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 85-217-X
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    This publication describes the structure and administration of provincial/territorial legal aid services in Canada. It also includes information on legislation, organization, coverage, eligibility, duty counsel and tariffs.

    Release date: 2002-05-24

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 85-510-X
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    This publication includes a list of federal and provincial courts across the country. The purpose of this directory is to identify all courts (permanent and most frequently visited circuit points) in Canada by type, level, and location.

    Release date: 2000-09-26

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 3141
    Description: The purpose of this survey is to collect education related financial data on all reform and correctional institutions in Canada. These data are used to supplement data collected from the Provincial Public Accounts on provincial expenditures on education.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 3301
    Description: The purpose of the Police Administration Survey (PAS) is to collect statistics on public policing personnel and expenditures from municipal, provincial and federal police services in Canada. The information collected is used by federal and provincial policy makers, individual police services as well as officials responsible for police budgets. The data are also used by the media for the purpose of providing information to the general public.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 3302
    Description: The Uniform Crime Reporting Survey was designed to measure the incidence of crime in Canadian society and its characteristics. The information is used by federal and provincial policy makers as well as public and private researchers.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 3306
    Description: The purpose of the Adult Correctional Services (ACS) survey is to provide important indicators as to the nature and characteristics in correctional case-flow that are of use to agencies responsible for the delivery of these services, the media and the public. The survey collects annual data on the delivery of adult correctional services from both the provincial/territorial and federal correctional systems.

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