Police-reported youth Crime Severity Indexes, by province and territory, 2017
|Province and territory||Total youth Crime
|Youth violent Crime Severity Index||Youth non-violent Crime Severity Index|
|index||percent change in rate 2016 to 2017||percent change 2007 to 2017||index||percent change in rate 2016 to 2017||index||percent change in rate 2016 to 2017|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||63.0||2||-39||55.2||4||67.8||2|
|Prince Edward Island||29.7||-7||-58||30.0||9||29.3||-15|
|Quebec||59.0||0sNote: value rounded to 0 (zero) where there is a meaningful distinction between true zero and the value that was rounded||-2||78.4||-1||45.2||2|
0s value rounded to 0 (zero) where there is a meaningful distinction between true zero and the value that was rounded
Note: Data is based on the number of youth aged 12 to 17 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. The youth Crime Severity Indexes are based on Criminal Code incidents, including traffic offences, as well as other federal statute violations. The base index was set at 100 for 2006 for Canada. Data on the provincial and territorial youth Crime Severity Indexes are available beginning in 1998. 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.