Table 6
Police-reported crime for selected offences, by census metropolitan area, 2011

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Table 6
Police-reported crime for selected offences, by census metropolitan area, 2011
Census
metropolitan areaNote 1Note 2Note 3
Total crime (crime rate)Note 4 HomicideNote 5 Robbery Break and enter Motor vehicle theft
rate percent change in rate 2010 to 2011 number rate rate percent change in rate 2010 to 2011 rate percent change in rate 2010 to 2011 rate percent change in rate 2010 to 2011
Regina 9,706 -3 7 3.2 149 -25 763 5 489 -13
Saskatoon 9,464 0 6 2.2 169 -15 669 -21 579 23
Kelowna 8,371 -12 2 1.1 76 -16 634 -23 437 -11
Thunder Bay 8,284 -5 4 3.3 143 -4 777 7 177 0
St. John's 7,281 -8 4 2.1 41 -43 781 -1 160 -11
Vancouver 7,105 -5 43 1.8 134 -9 689 -3 294 -21
Edmonton 6,943 -12 50 4.2 103 -14 441 -26 367 -18
Brantford 6,812 -6 2 1.4 61 -9 617 -14 523 10
Abbotsford–Mission 6,579 -9 1 0.6 78 -3 644 -5 431 -22
Halifax 6,494 -11 18 4.4 95 0 469 -24 157 2
Winnipeg 6,454 -13 39 5.1 266 3 663 -16 318 -37
Victoria 6,390 -16 6 1.7 62 -25 401 -17 115 -38
Saint John 6,386 -14 3 2.9 44 15 328 -31 103 -28
Moncton 5,960 3 0 0.0 30 -8 447 -1 164 12
London 5,788 -7 9 1.8 78 -4 656 12 208 -13
Greater Sudbury 5,431 -6 0 0.0 101 30 756 -9 149 -17
Barrie 5,073 -4 1 0.5 43 30 346 -5 107 4
Kingston 5,023 -2 0 0.0 20 -12 467 -5 79 -25
Montréal 4,785 -5 54 1.4 146 3 619 -3 335 -6
Kitchener–Cambridge–Waterloo 4,654 -6 7 1.3 72 13 371 -11 131 -12
GatineauNote 6 4,617 -8 5 1.6 44 -4 568 -22 131 -29
Windsor 4,607 -8 1 0.3 69 -9 487 4 142 -11
Hamilton 4,549 -8 7 0.9 84 -9 383 -13 334 -5
Calgary 4,536 -9 14 1.1 93 -14 438 -23 319 -13
Peterborough 4,495 -7 3 2.4 51 -21 517 -11 84 -22
Trois-Rivières 4,448 -9 1 0.7 33 13 747 3 221 -15
St. Catharines–Niagara 4,302 -13 2 0.4 49 -11 502 -20 185 -7
Saguenay 4,194 -7 1 0.7 19 0 638 3 192 -9
OttawaNote 7 4,123 -4 11 1.2 88 -1 291 -8 122 -11
Guelph 3,921 -8 1 0.8 26 -26 300 -16 106 23
Sherbrooke 3,830 -10 1 0.5 27 -26 475 -22 124 -38
Québec 3,587 -7 3 0.4 38 7 496 -6 140 -6
Toronto 3,382 -5 86 1.5 127 -1 276 -10 150 -12
Canada 5,756 -6 598 1.7 86 -3 526 -9 239 -12
1. A census metropolitan area (CMA) consists of one or more neighbouring municipalities situated around a major urban core. A CMA must have a total population of at least 100,000 of which 50,000 or more live in the urban core. To be included in the CMA, other adjacent municipalities must have a high degree of integration with the central urban area, as measured by commuting flows derived from census data. A CMA typically comprises more than one police service.
2.CMA populations have been adjusted to follow policing boundaries.
3. The Oshawa CMA is excluded from this table due to the incongruity between the police service jurisdictional boundaries and the CMA boundaries.
4. The crime rate is based upon Criminal Code incidents (excluding traffic offences). See Table 4 for a list of offences included in the total crime category.
5. Due to the variability in small numbers, percent changes in the rates of homicide are not calculated.
6. Gatineau refers to the Quebec part of the Ottawa–Gatineau CMA.
7. Ottawa refers to the Ontario part of the Ottawa–Gatineau CMA.
Note: Counts are based upon the most serious violation in the incident. One incident may involve multiple violations. Data for specific types of crime by census metropolitan areas are available beginning in 1991. Rates are calculated on the basis of 100,000 population. Percent change based on unrounded rates. Populations based upon July 1st estimates from Statistics Canada, Demography Division.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.
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