Table 1
Selected police-reported crimes, urban and rural police services, all provinces, 2017


Table 1
Selected police-reported crimes, urban and rural police services, all provinces, 2017
Table summary
This table displays the results of Selected police-reported crimes. The information is grouped by Type of offence (appearing as row headers), Urban police services and Rural police services, calculated using number, rate and % change 2009 to 2017 units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Type of offence Urban police services Rural police services
number rate % change 2009 to 2017 number rate % change 2009 to 2017
Total Criminal Code offences (excluding traffic) – crime rate 1,543,178 5,051 -19 374,441 6,210 -13
Total violent crime 302,527 990 -18 92,356 1,532 -11
Homicide 506 2 0 138 2.3 -5
Other offences causing deathTable 1 Note 1 53 0 -36 25 0.4 -7
Attempted murder 707 2 -5 115 1.9 0
Aggravated sexual assault (level 3) 137 0 31 23 0.4 11
Sexual assault (level 2) – weapon or causing bodily harm 327 1 4 83 1.4 39
Sexual assault (level 1) 18,860 62 13 4,848 80 -4
Sexual violations against childrenTable 1 Note 2 Table 1 Note 3 Table 1 Note 4 5,625 18 Note ...: not applicable 2,255 37 Note ...: not applicable
Assault (level 3) – aggravated 2,432 8 -16 1,013 17 8
Assault (level 2) – weapon or bodily harm 38,612 126 -14 12,343 205 3
Assault (level 1) 116,857 383 -19 41,598 690 -13
Assault against a peace officer 8,102 27 -17 2,559 42 -9
Other assaults 1,664 5 -48 279 5 -49
Firearms – use of, discharge, pointing 1,888 6 38 801 13 60
Robbery 21,591 71 -38 1,092 18 6
Forcible confinement, kidnapping or abduction 3,221 11 -29 828 14 -18
Trafficking in personsTable 1 Note 5 260 1 Note ...: not applicable 10 0.2 Note ...: not applicable
Extortion 2,735 9 60 387 6 127
Criminal harassment 15,382 50 -13 3,884 64 0
Uttering threats 45,736 150 -28 15,099 250 -27
Indecent or harassing communicationsTable 1 Note 6 12,151 40 -37 3,711 62 -33
Non-consensual distribution of intimate imagesTable 1 Note 7 1,183 4 Note ...: not applicable 269 4 Note ...: not applicable
Commodification of sexual activityTable 1 Note 8 1,066 3 Note ...: not applicable 38 0.6 Note ...: not applicable
Other violent Criminal Code offences 3,432 11 16 958 16 -5
Total property crime 970,611 3,177 -22 202,282 3,355 -17
Breaking and entering 125,981 412 -30 32,127 533 -27
Possession of stolen propertyTable 1 Note 9 17,634 58 -40 6,149 102 49
Motor vehicle theft 68,969 226 -32 15,635 259 -6
Theft over $5,000 (non-motor vehicle) 14,192 46 -1 3,002 50 4
Theft $5,000 or under (non-motor vehicle) 452,620 1,482 -17 49,851 827 -21
FraudTable 1 Note 10 96,202 315 27 16,321 271 67
Identity fraudTable 1 Note 10 2,741 9 Note ...: not applicable 520 9 Note ...: not applicable
Identity theftTable 1 Note 10 13,190 43 Note ...: not applicable 1,068 18 Note ...: not applicable
MischiefTable 1 Note 11 173,031 566 -39 75,218 1,248 -23
Arson 6,051 20 -46 2,391 40 -28
Total other Criminal Code offences 270,040 884 0 79,803 1,324 -8
Weapon violations 12,503 41 -3 3,135 52 -5
Child pornographyTable 1 Note 12 Table 1 Note 13 4,910 16 255 688 11 281
ProstitutionTable 1 Note 8 127 0 Note ...: not applicable 7 0.1 Note ...: not applicable
TerrorismTable 1 Note 14 88 0 Note ...: not applicable 4 0.1 Note ...: not applicable
Disturbing the peace 58,851 193 -23 28,258 469 -30
Administration of justice violations 172,654 565 15 41,108 682 19
Counterfeiting 758 2 5 157 3 -8
Other offences 20,149 66 -23 6,446 107 -17
Total Criminal Code traffic violations 90,516 296 -22 32,731 543 -20
Alcohol-impaired drivingTable 1 Note 15 42,512 139 -34 21,229 352 -23
Drug-impaired drivingTable 1 Note 15 2,508 8 151 922 15 70
Other Criminal Code traffic violations 45,496 149 -9 10,580 175 -16
Total drug offences 71,239 233 -14 18,691 310 -17
Possession – cannabis 29,482 97 -29 8,762 145 -21
Possession – cocaine 5,973 20 -20 1,079 18 32
Possession – methamphetamines or ecstasy (MDA)Table 1 Note 16 Table 1 Note 17 7,990 26 574 1,277 21 541
Possession – heroin 2,121 7 325 97 2 327
Possession – other drugsTable 1 Note 18 6,795 22 20 1,183 20 -14
Trafficking, production or distribution – cannabis 6,692 22 -42 2,650 44 -55
Trafficking, production or distribution – cocaine 4,922 16 -48 1,706 28 23
Trafficking, production or distribution – methamphetamines or ecstasy (MDA)Table 1 Note 16 Table 1 Note 17 1,959 6 234 705 12 260
Trafficking, production or distribution – heroin 959 3 171 54 1 274
Trafficking, production or distribution – other drugsTable 1 Note 18 Table 1 Note 19 4,346 14 -4 1,178 20 -14
Total other federal statute violations 14,868 49 -37 15,751 261 51
Human trafficking violations under the Immigration and Refugee Protection ActTable 1 Note 20 98 0 Note ...: not applicable 6 0.1 Note ...: not applicable
Violations under the Youth Criminal Justice Act 4,427 14 -58 986 16 -64
Violations under other federal statutes 10,343 34 -20 14,759 245 92
Total – all violations 1,719,801 5,629 -19 441,614 7,324 -13
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