Canada at a Glance, 2022
Criminality

Chart 13 Police-reported crime rate

Data table for Chart 13 
Data table for Chart 13
Table summary
This table displays the results of Data table for Chart 13. The information is grouped by (appearing as row headers), rate per 100,000 population (appearing as column headers).
rate per 100,000 population
2017 5,374.51
2018 5,512.81
2019 5,876.92
2020 5,337.57
2021 5,375.18

Table 16
Police-reported crime statistics
Table summary
This table displays the results of Police-reported crime statistics. The information is grouped by (appearing as row headers), 2017, 2021 and % change, calculated using actual incidents units of measure (appearing as column headers).
2017 2021 % change
actual incidents
Criminal Code violations (excluding traffic) 1,964,129 2,055,799 4.67%
Violent Criminal Code violations 406,626 506,101 24.46%
Property crimes 1,193,319 1,164,208 -2.44%
Total other Criminal Code violations 364,184 385,490 5.85%
Selected violations
Homicide 666 788 18.32%
Sexual assault (levels 1 to 3) 24,740 34,242 38.41%
Assault (levels 1 to 3) 219,003 259,148 18.33%
Breaking and entering 159,626 125,536 -21.36%
Motor vehicle theft 85,115 83,288 -2.15%
Drugs 92,986 61,798 -33.54%
Impaired driving 69,108 71,495 3.45%

Did you know?

  • According to the General Social Survey (GSS) on Victimization, more than three-quarters (78%) of Canadians were very or somewhat satisfied with their personal safety from crime in 2019.
  • In 2019, about three in ten (29%) Canadians indicated that the victimization that they or their household experienced was reported to police. Reporting varied widely depending on the type of crime, from about half of all motor vehicle thefts, break and enters, and robberies, to 6% of sexual assaults.
  • In 2019, just over 4 in 10 (41%) Canadians aged 15 and older in the provinces reported having a great deal of confidence in the police, while nearly half (49%) said they had some confidence.

To learn more

Crime and justice statistics (statcan.gc.ca)

 
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