Table 6
Police-reported crime for selected offences, Canada, 2016 and 2017


Table 6
Police-reported crime for selected offences, Canada, 2016 and 2017
Table summary
This table displays the results of Police-reported crime for selected offences. The information is grouped by Type of offence (appearing as row headers), 2016, 2017, Percent change in rate 2016 to 2017 and Percent change in rate 2007 to 2017, calculated using number, rate and percent units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Type of offence 2016Note r: revised 2017 Percent change in rate 2016 to 2017 Percent change in rate 2007 to 2017
number rate number rate percent
Total Criminal Code (excluding traffic) – "Crime rate" 1,912,752 5,274 1,958,023 5,334 1 -23
Total violent crime 388,564 1,071 403,201 1,098 3 -19
Homicide 612 2 660 2 7 0sNote: value rounded to 0 (zero) where there is a meaningful distinction between true zero and the value that was rounded
Other violations causing deathTable 6 Note 1 108 0sNote: value rounded to 0 (zero) where there is a meaningful distinction between true zero and the value that was rounded 78 0sNote: value rounded to 0 (zero) where there is a meaningful distinction between true zero and the value that was rounded -29 -18
Attempted murder 786 2 827 2 4 -7
Sexual assault - level 3 - aggravated 112 0sNote: value rounded to 0 (zero) where there is a meaningful distinction between true zero and the value that was rounded 161 0sNote: value rounded to 0 (zero) where there is a meaningful distinction between true zero and the value that was rounded 42 2
Sexual assault - level 2 - weapon or bodily harm 395 1 417 1 4 -3
Sexual assault - level 1 21,072 58 24,094 66 13 3
Sexual violations against childrenTable 6 Note 2 Table 6 Note 3 Table 6 Note 4 7,334 20 8,046 22 8 Note ...: not applicable
Assault - level 3 - aggravated 3,466 10 3,541 10 1 -9
Assault - level 2 - weapon or bodily harm 49,945 138 51,853 141 3 -15
Assault - level 1 159,592 440 163,034 444 1 -19
Assault against a peace officer 10,406 29 10,847 30 3 -2
Other assaults 1,863 5 1,952 5 4 -56
Firearms - use of, discharge, pointing 2,534 7 2,734 7 7 49
Robbery 21,958 61 22,739 62 2 -40
Forcible confinement or kidnapping 3,775 10 3,778 10 -1 -27
Trafficking in personsTable 6 Note 5 249 1 271 1 8 Note ...: not applicable
Extortion 3,075 8 3,133 9 1 102
Criminal harassment 18,960 52 19,438 53 1 -4
Uttering threats 60,909 168 62,074 169 1 -29
Indecent and harassing communicationsTable 6 Note 6 15,276 42 16,199 44 5 -45
Non-consensual distribution of intimate imagesTable 6 Note 7 833 2 1,469 4 74 Note ...: not applicable
Commodification of sexual activityTable 6 Note 8 759 2 1,106 3 44 Note ...: not applicable
Other violent Criminal Code violations 4,545 13 4,750 13 3 -3
Total property crime 1,169,445 3,225 1,191,089 3,245 1 -28
Breaking and entering 160,230 442 159,336 434 -2 -38
Possess stolen propertyTable 6 Note 9 20,538 57 23,869 65 15 -36
Theft of motor vehicle 79,055 218 85,020 232 6 -48
Theft over $5,000 (non-motor vehicle) 15,528 43 17,255 47 10 -11
Theft of $5,000 or under (non-motor vehicle) 496,976 1,370 504,557 1,375 0sNote: value rounded to 0 (zero) where there is a meaningful distinction between true zero and the value that was rounded -22
Fraud (excluding identity theft and fraud)Table 6 Note 10 109,630 302 112,863 307 2 14
Identity theftTable 6 Note 10 3,136 9 3,267 9 3 Note ...: not applicable
Identity fraudTable 6 Note 10 14,033 39 14,275 39 0sNote: value rounded to 0 (zero) where there is a meaningful distinction between true zero and the value that was rounded Note ...: not applicable
MischiefTable 6 Note 11 261,773 722 262,116 714 -1 -38
Arson 8,546 24 8,531 23 -1 -41
Total other Criminal Code offences 354,743 978 363,733 991 1 -4
Weapons violations 15,240 42 15,785 43 2 -11
Child pornographyTable 6 Note 12 Table 6 Note 13 6,360 18 6,521 18 1 315
ProstitutionTable 6 Note 8 195 1 134 0sNote: value rounded to 0 (zero) where there is a meaningful distinction between true zero and the value that was rounded -32 -97
TerrorismTable 6 Note 14 132 0sNote: value rounded to 0 (zero) where there is a meaningful distinction between true zero and the value that was rounded 92 0sNote: value rounded to 0 (zero) where there is a meaningful distinction between true zero and the value that was rounded -31 Note ...: not applicable
Disturb the peace 97,971 270 96,381 263 -3 -26
Administration of justice violations 206,834 570 216,836 591 4 18
Other violations 28,011 77 27,984 76 -1 -28
Total Criminal Code traffic violations 125,016 345 125,378 342 -1 -15
Alcohol impaired drivingTable 6 Note 15 Table 6 Note 16 68,168 188 65,558 179 -5 -26
Drug impaired drivingTable 6 Note 15 Table 6 Note 17 3,136 9 3,489 10 10 Note ...: not applicable
Other Criminal Code traffic violations 53,712 148 56,331 153 4 -5
Total drug offences 96,515 266 90,625 247 -7 -20
Possession - cannabis 44,919 124 38,498 105 -15 -27
Possession - cocaine 7,132 20 7,108 19 -2 -46
Possession - methamphetamines or ecstasyTable 6 Note 18 Table 6 Note 19 8,089 22 9,269 25 13 Note ...: not applicable
Possession - heroin 2,187 6 2,219 6 0sNote: value rounded to 0 (zero) where there is a meaningful distinction between true zero and the value that was rounded Note ...: not applicable
Possession - other drugsTable 6 Note 18 Table 6 Note 20 7,629 21 7,990 22 3 -15
Trafficking, production or import/export - cannabis 10,738 30 9,494 26 -13 -45
Trafficking, production or import/export - cocaine 7,278 20 6,803 19 -8 -46
Trafficking, production or import/export - methamphetamines or ecstasyTable 6 Note 18 Table 6 Note 19 2,365 7 2,666 7 11 Note ...: not applicable
Trafficking, production or import/export - heroin 924 3 1,015 3 9 Note ...: not applicable
Trafficking, production or import/export - other drugsTable 6 Note 18 Table 6 Note 20 5,254 14 5,563 15 5 -10
Total other federal statute violations 27,644 76 30,786 84 10 -6
Human trafficking under the Immigration and Refugee Protection ActTable 6 Note 21 102 0sNote: value rounded to 0 (zero) where there is a meaningful distinction between true zero and the value that was rounded 104 0sNote: value rounded to 0 (zero) where there is a meaningful distinction between true zero and the value that was rounded 1 Note ...: not applicable
Youth Criminal Justice Act 6,148 17 5,452 15 -12 -52
Other federal statutes 21,394 59 25,230 69 17 17
Total - all violations 2,161,927 5,962 2,204,812 6,006 1 -22
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