Table 4
Police-reported robbery by type of location, Canada, 2008

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Location of incident number percent rate per 100,000 population percent change in rate from 1999 to 20081
Outdoor public location 13,634 50.3 41.7 8.3
Street 9,123 33.7 27.9 3.7
Parking lot 1,669 6.2 5.1 -16.8
Open area 1,646 6.1 5.0 23.2
Transit facility 1,196 4.4 3.7 107.1
Commercial or institution location 10,682 39.4 32.7 -34.1
Convenience store and gas station 3,518 13.0 10.8 -32.2
Bank or financial institution 1,240 4.6 3.8 -38.2
Other commercial place2 5,024 18.5 15.4 -33.4
School 560 2.1 1.7 -10.6
Other non-commercial place3 340 1.3 1.0 -62.6
Residence 2,782 10.3 8.5 24.7
Private dwelling unit ("home invasion") 2,679 9.9 8.2 22.4
Other private property structure 103 0.4 0.3 ...
1. The percent change in the rate from 1999 to 2008 is based upon data reported by a subset of police services. In 2008, these police services covered 54% of the population of Canada.
2. Examples of "other commercial places" include office buildings and grocery stores.
3. Examples of "other non-commercial places" include community centres, hospitals and churches.
Note: Counts are based upon any violation in the incident. One incident may involve multiple violations. The total count of incidents presented in this table do not match the counts presented elsewhere in this report due to differing data sources and methodologies.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR2 Incident-based and UCR2 Trend) Survey.
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