Youth accused of police-reported crime, Canada, 2003 to 2013
|Year||Total crime (youth crime rate)||Violent crime||Property crime||Other Criminal Code offences|
|number||rate||percent change in rate from previous year||number||rate||percent change in rate from previous year||number||rate||percent change in rate from previous year||number||rate||percent change in rate from previous year|
|2012Note r: revised||126,061||5,154||-6||39,560||1,618||-6||61,371||2,509||-7||25,130||1,028||-3|
|Percent change 2003 to 2013||Note ...: not applicable||-40||Note ...: not applicable||Note ...: not applicable||-28||Note ...: not applicable||Note ...: not applicable||-51||Note ...: not applicable||Note ...: not applicable||-24||Note ...: not applicable|
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Note: Crime rates are based on Criminal Code violations, excluding traffic offences. See Table 5 for a list of offences included in the categories of total violent crime, total property crime and total other crime categories. Refers to the number of youth aged 12 to 17 years who were either charged (or recommended for charging) by police or diverted from the formal criminal justice system through the use of warnings, cautions, referrals to community programs, etc. Counts are based upon the most serious violation in the incident. One incident may involve multiple violations. While the definition of youth and the legislation governing youth justice have changed over the years, data for police-reported rates of youth accused of total, violent, property and other crime categories are available from 1977. Rates are calculated on the basis of 100,000 youth population. Percent changes are based on unrounded rates. Populations are based on July 1st estimates from Statistics Canada, Demography Division.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.