Table 4
Police-reported crime and proportion deemed unfounded, selected offences, Canada, 2018 to 2020


Table 4
Police-reported crime and proportion deemed unfounded, selected offences, Canada, 2018 to 2020
Table summary
This table displays the results of Police-reported crime and proportion deemed unfounded. The information is grouped by Type of offence (appearing as row headers), 2018, 2019, 2020, Reported and Unfounded, calculated using number and percent units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Type of offence 2018 2019Note r: revised 2020
Reported Unfounded Reported Unfounded Reported Unfounded
number number percent number number percent number number percent
Total Criminal Code (excluding traffic) 2,186,628 143,300 7 2,353,517 143,723 6 2,141,472 126,693 6
Total violent crime 478,598 51,759 11 534,289 53,350 10 524,275 47,626 9
Homicide 658 0 0 687 0 0 743 0 0
Other violations causing deathTable 4 Note 1 150 17 11 131 13 10 133 15 11
Attempted murder 827 6 1 881 6 1 869 5 1
Sexual assault - level 3 - aggravated 172 14 8 134 9 7 143 7 5
Sexual assault - level 2 - weapon or bodily harm 513 23 4 562 27 5 631 23 4
Sexual assault - level 1 31,633 3,724 12 33,774 3,439 10 30,616 2,721 9
Sexual offence occurring prior to January 4, 1983Table 4 Note 2 593 19 3 584 20 3 455 7 2
Sexual violations against childrenTable 4 Note 3 Table 4 Note 4 10,301 1,226 12 11,701 1,362 12 11,486 1,098 10
Assault - level 3 - aggravated 3,633 49 1 4,035 62 2 3,865 48 1
Assault - level 2 - weapon or bodily harm 55,791 1,573 3 61,449 1,745 3 66,499 1,692 3
Assault - level 1 190,124 19,986 11 209,553 21,367 10 195,636 18,056 9
Assault against a peace officer 11,796 45 Note 0svalue rounded to 0 (zero) where there is a meaningful distinction between true zero and the value that was rounded 12,263 41 Note 0svalue rounded to 0 (zero) where there is a meaningful distinction between true zero and the value that was rounded 12,141 33 Note 0svalue rounded to 0 (zero) where there is a meaningful distinction between true zero and the value that was rounded
Other assaults 2,358 234 10 2,560 311 12 2,224 239 11
Firearms - use of, discharge, pointing 3,121 260 8 3,831 287 7 4,494 357 8
Robbery 23,781 1,231 5 24,696 1,325 5 20,451 1,183 6
Forcible confinement or kidnapping 3,987 497 12 4,237 522 12 4,012 544 14
Trafficking in personsTable 4 Note 5 288 50 17 450 63 14 406 64 16
Extortion 4,890 166 3 4,392 158 4 5,620 125 2
Criminal harassment 24,769 5,078 21 28,284 5,136 18 29,188 4,866 17
Uttering threats 78,767 11,961 15 92,658 11,830 13 95,478 11,307 12
Indecent or harassing communicationsTable 4 Note 6 22,420 4,648 21 27,927 4,596 16 30,180 4,378 15
Non-consensual distribution of intimate images 1,665 182 11 2,206 218 10 2,456 239 10
Offences in relation to sexual servicesTable 4 Note 7 1,082 38 4 1,232 71 6 799 41 5
Other violent Criminal Code violations 5,279 732 14 6,062 742 12 5,750 578 10
Total property crime 1,308,062 66,979 5 1,386,324 66,139 5 1,225,174 58,188 5
Breaking and entering 171,488 11,159 7 172,897 11,355 7 147,145 9,629 7
Possess stolen propertyTable 4 Note 8 25,794 1,436 6 27,388 1,404 5 23,866 1,181 5
Theft of motor vehicle 95,445 9,253 10 95,683 8,638 9 85,458 7,303 9
Theft over $5,000 (non-motor vehicle) 21,456 1,352 6 22,677 1,312 6 21,410 1,138 5
Shoplifting under $5,000 126,002 1,106 1 142,367 1,952 1 92,761 1,857 2
Theft of $5,000 or under (non-motor vehicle) 428,338 20,771 5 444,416 19,773 4 360,776 17,255 5
Fraud 136,416 6,408 5 148,360 6,347 4 143,504 5,493 4
Identity theft 3,960 145 4 4,902 170 3 7,478 188 3
Identity fraud 16,261 413 3 20,402 430 2 23,055 461 2
MischiefTable 4 Note 9 273,597 13,680 5 297,694 13,438 5 309,654 12,469 4
Arson 9,305 1,256 13 9,538 1,320 14 10,067 1,214 12
Total other Criminal Code offences 399,968 24,562 6 432,904 24,234 6 392,023 20,879 5
Weapons violations 19,067 2,478 13 21,380 2,647 12 21,537 2,052 10
Child pornographyTable 4 Note 10 Table 4 Note 11 6,733 799 12 9,788 911 9 11,925 870 7
ProstitutionTable 4 Note 7 121 6 5 147 8 5 77 11 14
TerrorismTable 4 Note 12 185 77 42 174 78 45 125 55 44
Disturb the peace 100,385 6,006 6 114,518 5,714 5 111,779 4,521 4
Administration of justice violations 240,720 11,470 5 250,275 11,336 5 211,466 10,004 5
Other violations 32,757 3,726 11 36,622 3,540 10 35,114 3,366 10
Total Criminal Code traffic violations 129,743 3,853 3 140,772 3,697 3 128,401 3,157 2
Alcohol-impaired drivingTable 4 Note 13 69,261 3,253 5 75,492 2,509 3 63,363 2,052 3
Drug-impaired drivingTable 4 Note 14 4,824 380 8 6,837 364 5 7,885 375 5
Alcohol- and drug-impaired drivingTable 4 Note 15 330 63 19 4,933 454 9 7,455 350 5
Impaired driving (not specified)Table 4 Note 15 125 12 10 2,060 191 9 1,937 260 13
Other Criminal Code traffic violations 55,203 145 Note 0svalue rounded to 0 (zero) where there is a meaningful distinction between true zero and the value that was rounded 51,450 179 Note 0svalue rounded to 0 (zero) where there is a meaningful distinction between true zero and the value that was rounded 47,761 120 Note 0svalue rounded to 0 (zero) where there is a meaningful distinction between true zero and the value that was rounded
Total drug offences 87,523 2,596 3 71,953 2,004 3 68,437 1,610 2
Total other federal statute violations 27,482 1,299 5 25,391 1,713 7 21,469 2,718 13
Human trafficking under the Immigration and Refugee Protection ActTable 4 Note 16 133 16 12 175 16 9 190 17 9
Youth Criminal Justice Act 4,843 78 2 2,880 57 2 1,694 18 1
Quarantine ActTable 4 Note 17 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 1,215 284 23
Other federal statutes 22,506 1,205 5 22,336 1,640 7 18,370 2,399 13
Total - all violations 2,431,376 151,048 6 2,591,633 151,137 6 2,359,779 134,178 6
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