Table 2
Selected Criminal Code incidents, by most serious offence, Canada, 2006 and 2007

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2006r

2007

Percent change in rate 2006 to 2007

Percent change in rate 1998 to 2007

number

rate

number

rate

percent

percent

Population

32,649,482

32,976,026

Total Criminal Code (excluding traffic) - crime rate

2,462,641

7,543

2,302,900

6,984

-7.4

-14.4

Violent crime

311,419

954

306,559

930

-2.5

-5.3

Homicide

606

1.9

594

1.8

-3.0

-2.6

Attempted murder

837

2.6

802

2.4

-5.1

-1.6

Robbery

30,752

94

29,600

90

-4.7

-6.5

Firearms

3,678

11

3,281

10

-11.7

-43.6

Other weapons

8,795

27

8,619

26

-3.0

-23.7

No weapons

18,279

56

17,700

54

-4.1

21.6

Sexual assault (levels 1,2,3)

22,245

68

21,449

65

-4.5

-23.2

Level 1

21,675

66

20,933

63

-4.4

-22.8

Level 2 - weapon

389

1

375

1

-4.6

-35.2

Level 3 - aggravated

181

1

141

0

-22.9

-41.1

Other sexual offences

2,758

8

2,784

8

-0.1

-26.1

Assault (levels 1,2,3)

240,629

737

236,934

719

-2.5

-3.2

Level 1

183,920

563

179,586

545

-3.3

-10.7

Level 2 - weapon/causing bodily harm

53,357

163

53,945

164

0.1

32.3

Level 3 - aggravated

3,352

10

3,403

10

0.5

18.6

Other assaults

13,075

40

13,917

42

5.4

4.8

Abduction

517

2

479

1

-8.3

-47.2

Property crime

1,174,068

3,596

1,094,703

3,320

-7.7

-27.3

Breaking and entering

251,361

770

230,920

700

-9.0

-39.8

Residential

147,230

451

135,109

410

-9.1

-44.2

Business

74,937

230

69,794

212

-7.8

-31.1

Other

29,194

89

26,017

79

-11.8

-35.4

Motor vehicle theft

158,638

486

146,142

443

-8.8

-19.4

Theft over $5,000

17,094

52

17,369

53

0.6

-32.7

Theft $5,000 and under

617,818

1,892

579,211

1,756

-7.2

-25.8

Possession of stolen goods

35,982

110

32,775

99

-9.8

2.8

Fraud

93,175

285

88,286

268

-6.2

-14.8

Other Criminal Code incidents

977,154

2,993

901,638

2,734

-8.6

4.8

Mischief

379,043

1,161

375,816

1,140

-1.8

5.1

Counterfeiting currency

119,405

366

55,517

168

-54.0

27.5

Bail violations

108,810

333

110,115

334

0.2

37.9

Disturbing the peace1

117,166

359

116,978

355

-1.1

63.3

Offensive weapons

19,344

59

18,709

57

-4.2

2.0

Prostitution

5,679

17

4,724

14

-17.6

-27.6

Arson

13,594

42

13,202

40

-3.8

-6.7

Forcible confinement/kidnapping

4,509

14

4,595

14

0.9

121.5

Other Criminal Code (not listed above)

209,604

642

201,982

613

-4.6

-24.4

… not applicable
0  true zero or a value rounded to zero
r   revised
1. Note that certain police services clear some minor offences, such as disturb the peace, under a municipal by-law or provincial statute offence rather than under the Criminal Code.
Note: Rates are calculated on the basis of 100,000 population. The population estimates come from Statistics Canada, Demography Division. Populations as of July 1st: updated postcensal estimates for 2006 and preliminary postcensal estimates for 2007. Percent change based on unrounded rates.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.