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  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201900100017
    Description:

    This Juristat article provides an in-depth analysis on the experiences of inappropriate behaviours in public, online and at work, as well as information on experiences and characteristics of violent victimization. Using data from the 2018 Survey of Safety in Public and Private Spaces, this gender-based analysis fills a critical gap by measuring behaviours that have not previously been a focus of other surveys.

    Release date: 2019-12-05

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201933920307
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2019-12-05

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2019083
    Description:

    This infographic presents results from the Survey of Safety in Public and Private Spaces, focusing on Canadians' experiences of unwanted sexual behaviours in public and online.

    Release date: 2019-12-05

  • 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: 2019-12-05

  • 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-X201900100016
    Description:

    This annual Juristat article presents 2018 homicide data. Short and long-term trends in homicide are examined at the national, provincial/territorial and census metropolitan area levels. Gang-related homicides, firearm-related homicides, intimate partner homicides, and homicides committed by youth are also explored. This Juristat also presents data for which complete information regarding Aboriginal identity has been reported for both victims and accused persons, regardless of gender.

    Release date: 2019-11-27

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20193313435
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2019-11-27

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2019082
    Description:

    Using police-reported data from the 2018 Homicide Survey, this infographic is a visual representation of some of these data. Findings include results at the national, provincial, territorial and Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) levels. Also included are findings related to the Aboriginal identity of victims and accused persons, sex of victims of homicide, as well as the prevalence of gang-related and firearm-related homicides.

    Release date: 2019-11-27

  • Table: 35-10-0121-01
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Maintenance enforcement programs, and payment collection rates, by type of beneficiary (spouse as the only beneficiary, children as the only beneficiary, spouse and children as beneficiaries, and unknown beneficiary) and sex of payor.

    Release date: 2019-11-27

  • Table: 35-10-0122-01
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Maintenance enforcement programs, and payment collection rates, presented by age group and sex of payor.

    Release date: 2019-11-27
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  • Table: 35-10-0032-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 252-0058)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: Adult criminal courts, type of guilty finding by offence, age and sex of accused and length of custody, Canada, provinces, territories, ten jurisdictions and eight jurisdictions, five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-10-30

  • Table: 35-10-0033-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 252-0059)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: Adult criminal courts, type of guilty finding by offence and mean and median length of custody, Canada, provinces, territories, ten jurisdictions and eight jurisdictions, five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-10-30

  • Table: 35-10-0034-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 252-0060)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: Adult criminal courts, type of guilty finding by offence, age and sex of accused and length of probation, Canada, provinces, territories, ten jurisdictions and eight jurisdictions, five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-10-30

  • Table: 35-10-0035-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 252-0061)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: Adult criminal courts, type of guilty finding by offence and mean and median length of probation, Canada, provinces, territories, ten jurisdictions and eight jurisdictions, five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-10-30

  • Table: 35-10-0036-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 252-0062)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: Adult criminal courts, type of guilty finding by offence, age and sex of accused and amount of fine, Canada, provinces, territories, ten jurisdictions and eight jurisdictions, five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-10-30

  • Table: 35-10-0037-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 252-0063)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: Adult criminal courts, type of guilty finding by offence and mean and median amount of fine, Canada, provinces, territories, ten jurisdictions and eight jurisdictions, five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-10-30

  • Table: 35-10-0038-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 252-0064)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: Youth courts, charges and cases by offence, age and sex of accused and type of decision, Canada, provinces, territories, ten jurisdictions and eight jurisdictions, five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-10-30

  • Table: 35-10-0039-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 252-0065)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: Youth courts, type of case by offence, age and sex of accused and length of elapsed time, Canada, provinces, territories, ten jurisdictions and eight jurisdictions, five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-10-30

  • Table: 35-10-0040-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 252-0066)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: Youth courts, type of case by offence, age and sex of accused and median elapsed time in days, Canada, provinces, territories, ten jurisdictions and eight jurisdictions, five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-10-30

  • Table: 35-10-0041-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 252-0067)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: Youth courts, type of guilty finding by offence, age and sex of accused and type of sentence, Canada, provinces, territories, ten jurisdictions and eight jurisdictions, five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-10-30
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  • Articles and reports: 85-224-X19990005311
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Physical and sexual assaults are among the most pervasive causes of harm and death to children and youth, yet the most difficult to document. Assaults by family members account for a substantial portion of all assaults against children and youth.

    Release date: 1999-06-11

  • 502. Family homicide Archived
    Articles and reports: 85-224-X19990005313
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    From 1978 to 1997 there were 12,871 victims of homicide in Canada. Family members were responsible for nearly one-third (31%) of these, another 39% were committed by acquaintances, and 12% by strangers. Throughout the period, women and girls were most likely to be killed by a family member (50%), whereas, men and boys were most likely to be killed by acquaintances (46%).

    Release date: 1999-06-11

  • Articles and reports: 85-224-X19990005315
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Changes in legislation, policies and programs on the part of both federal and provincial/territorial governments have occurred as part of a response to the problem of family violence. This section highlights a few of the responses by provincial courts, the federal correctional system, the network of transition homes and shelters across the country, as well as recent changes in provincial/territorial legislation.

    Release date: 1999-06-11

  • 504. Youth and crime Archived
    Articles and reports: 11-008-X19990014577
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article looks at the factors that increase the chances of youth becoming involved in crime.

    Release date: 1999-06-08

  • Journals and periodicals: 85-546-X
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    The Youth Custody and Community Services (YCCS) Survey is a micro-data survey, conducted annually since 1992. The YCCS survey collects data from jurisdictional operational systems via electronic interfaces. Data are forwarded to the Centre, processed, and returned to jurisdictions as aggregate data tables for verification and sign-off. The survey collects a wide array of information on young offender admissions to custody and community services (e.g., custody type, crime committed, sentence length, age, gender, Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal). The YCCS annual report is the primary vehicle for disseminating young offender information on prison populations and the use of community sanctions. To date, there have been four releases (Initiative only) of the YCCS annual report. Jurisdictional coverage varied from report to report since YCCS interfaces were phased-in over several years.

    Interface projects have been completed, and data are being collected from Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia, and Yukon. In addition, the interface project for Nova Scotia is nearing completion. Together, these jurisdictions represent 47% of the national coverage of youth corrections. While the development of an electronic interface is presently not feasible in some jurisdictions, Ontario and Quebec are able to provide some of the aggregate data required to populate the tables contained in the annual report. With the addition of Ontario and Quebec in 1998-99, only data from Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories would be missing from the annual report.

    Further, in preparation for the proposed release of YCCS data, and as part of Statistics Canada's ongoing survey review process, the YCCS survey is currently undergoing a detailed methodological review, with particular attention to data quality issues and output.

    The inclusion of aggregate data from Ontario and Quebec will increase the coverage of the YCCS significantly. Also, the methodological review of the YCCS will assess the reliability of the data elements covered in the annual report. Since the survey has been in operation since 1992 and since the YCCS is the primary source of young offender information on prison populations and the use of community sanctions.

    Release date: 1999-06-07

  • Journals and periodicals: 85-548-X
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This report studies the feasibility of collecting quantitative information on organized criminal activity in Canada, including size and composition of organized crime groups, links between various criminal organizations, and types of illegal activities.

    Release date: 1999-05-20

  • Journals and periodicals: 85-545-X
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The report, which represents the first phase of a special study commissioned by the National Justice Statistics Initiative, is intended as a reference document on administrative and operational policies with respect to alternative measures for both youth and adults in Canada. The study focussed on the collection of national descriptive information on the organization and delivery of youth and adult alternative measures established pursuant to the Young Offenders Act (Canada) (1984) and the Sentencing Reform Act (1996).

    Topics covered include the philosophy of the alternative measures, responsibility for program delivery, referral agent, the role of the police, the Crown, and the victim, the right to legal counsel. Eligibility criteria, a flowchart outlining the alternative measures process, a description of the alternative measures agreement, the range of alternative measures, the supervision of and completion of the agreement, and information regarding record keeping requirements. Where available, appendices have been attached that provide samples of forms currently in use in the jurisdiction as well as any currently available alternative measures data. It is important to note that data contained in the jurisdictional appendices are provided as a sample only. No analysis has been performed on the data nor have any inter-jurisdictional comparisons been made as there has been no attempt to ensure standard definition or time frames for the data.

    Release date: 1999-04-27

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X19990058300
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This Juristat profiles three populations of inmates: women, Aboriginal people and individuals serving life sentences. These data are based on a census of adult inmates on register in all adult correctional facilities as of midnight October 5th, 1996. Data were obtained through administrative records.

    While the general population in Canada was made up almost equally of men and women, women comprised only 5% of prisoners in correctional facilities on October 5, 1996. Female inmates tended to be in their early 30s, single, with grade 9 education or less, and unemployed at the time of admission. They were considered at lower risk to re-offend than men.

    Aboriginal people were over-represented in the prison system. Although they comprised only 2% of the general adult population, they accounted for 17% of the prison population. They were younger on average than non-Aboriginal inmates, had less education and were more likely to have been unemployed. They were also considered at higher risk to re-offend, and they had a higher set of needs than non-Aboriginal inmates (including, substance abuse, employment, personal needs and family/marital needs).

    The data also showed that as of midnight October 5th, 1996, inmates serving a life sentence comprised nearly one-fifth (18%) of the nearly 13,900 inmates in federal prisons. A person can be given a life sentence if they have been convicted of offences such as first degree or second-degree murder. Parole eligibility varies from minimum ten years served to minimum 25 years served.

    Individuals serving life sentences tended to be older and less educated than others in the prison population. The median age for lifers on snapshot day was 39, compared with 33 for other inmates. More than one-half (56%) of lifers had a grade 9 education or less, compared with 44% of other inmates.

    In addition, a majority (84%) of inmates serving life sentences were considered at high risk to re-offend, a much higher proportion than the 53% of other inmates. Not surprisingly, lifers also had a higher set of needs, that is, problem areas requiring intervention, such as personal and emotional issues, marital and family problems, attitude and problems functioning in the community.

    For more information or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, or to order a copy of the Juristat, contact Information and Client Services (613-951-9023 or 1-800-387-2231), Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics.

    Release date: 1999-04-22

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X19990048299
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This series of reports provides detailed statistics and analysis on a variety of topics and issues concerning Canada's justice system. Annual Juristats are produced on areas such as: crime, homicide, youth and adult courts, and corrections. Additional Juristats are also produced each year on current topics of interest to the justice community. This is a unique periodical, of great interest to those who have to plan, establish, administer and evaluate justice programs and projects, or anyone who has an interest in Canada's justice system.

    Release date: 1999-04-06

  • 510. Sex offenders Archived
    Articles and reports: 85-002-X19990038298
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Over the past twenty years, there has been growing public awareness and concern about the occurrence of sexual offending and the personal and societal costs associated with these acts. There has been a gradual reduction in the stigma associated with being a victim of these crimes and, as supports for victims have developed, there has been an apparent increased willingness of victims to report these crimes to police, often long after the abuse has occurred. In many cases, the perpetrators of these crimes are in trusted positions of authority and the victims are dependent children. This Juristat presents statistical data on the prevalence of sexual offences reported to the police and the characteristics of the offenders and victims involved. It also highlights some of the salient issues associated with the response of the justice system and the public to offenders and their victims. Data sources include statistics collected by the police, courts and correctional institutions. These official sources probably represent only a small portion of all sexual offences and offenders, since results from victimization surveys suggest that as many as 90% of all sexual offences are not reported to the police. Data concerning victims of sexual offences, including information available from victimization surveys, are presented in the final section of this report.

    Release date: 1999-03-29
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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5052
    Description: The primary objective of the Civil Court Survey is to develop and maintain a national civil court database of statistical information on court events and cases. It is intended to collect comparable, national level baseline data on civil court activity in Canada.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5119
    Description: The purpose of this is to collect data on residential services for abused and at-risk youth (aged 16 to 29) during the previous 12 months, as well as to provide a one-day "snapshot" of the clientele being served on a specific date.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5133
    Description: The purpose of this survey is to collect national-level data on the prevalence and types of fraud experienced by certain business sectors. These data are required to respond to the need for better information on the nature and extent of fraud in Canada in order to improve policy and public education with respect to this issue. The survey also collects information on fraud detection and prevention and actions taken in response to incidents of fraud, including use of the criminal justice system.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5235
    Description: The purpose of the Survey on Sexual Misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces (SSMCAF) is to collect information about the prevalence and nature of inappropriate sexual behaviour within the military, the reporting of inappropriate sexual behaviour to authorities, military members' perception of the Canadian Armed Forces' (CAF) response to this issue and CAF's progress in addressing sexual misconduct in the ranks.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5244
    Description: The purpose of this survey is to collect data on the impact of cybercrime to Canadian businesses and their activities to mitigate the effects. The survey includes information on investment in cyber security measures, cyber security training, the volume of cyber security incidents, and the costs associated with responding to these incidents.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5248
    Description: The National Fire Information Database (NFID) is a pilot project with the objective of gathering ten years of microdata information on fire incidents and fire losses from provincial/territorial Fire Marshals and Fire Commissioners Offices across Canada, standardizing the data, and creating a centralized national system for the collection of fire statistics.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5251
    Description: The objective of the Canadian Correctional Services Survey (CCSS) is to collect detailed information on each person who is supervised by a correctional services program in Canada for all or part of a fiscal year, including both adults and youth.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5256
    Description: The purpose of this survey is to collect information on Canadians' experiences related to their safety in public and private spaces. Questions are asked about these personal experiences at home, in the workplace, in public spaces and online.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5260
    Description: The purpose of the Canadian Victim Services Indicators (CVSI) project is to collect aggregate statistics from victim services directorates with provincial and territorial governments to provide information on the characteristics of victims accessing services, the types of services utilized, and case load demands in order to better develop programs and services for victims of violence.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5279
    Description: The primary objective of this survey is to better understand how Canadian students perceive their personal safety in the school-related environment, as well as their experiences of victimization in this setting. The information will be used by governments to develop and implement programs and policies to help Canadian postsecondary students.

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