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Canadians’ perceptions of personal safety and crime, 2014
This Juristat article uses self-reported data from the 2014 General Social Survey on Canadians' Safety (Victimization) to present information on Canadians' perceptions of personal safety and crime.
Homicide in Canada, 2016
This Juristat article explores the prevalence and characteristics of homicide incidents, victims, and accused persons reported in 2016, and compares these findings to short and long term trends.
From arrest to conviction: Court outcomes of police-reported sexual assaults in Canada, 2009 to 2014
This Juristat measures the ‘fall-out’ of sexual assault cases in the Canadian criminal justice system in order to provide vital context for how sexual assaults are handled in the justice system. This study presents new findings on the attrition rate of sexual assaults as well as court outcomes for those that make it to court.
Police-reported sexual assaults in Canada, 2009 to 2014: A statistical profile
This Juristat article presents a statistical profile of sexual assaults reported by police in Canada between 2009 and 2014. A comprehensive analysis of incident, victim and accused characteristics over a six-year period is undertaken to offer a deeper understanding of those who commit sexual assault and those who are victims of it. For the first time, new analysis on the delay in reporting to police is presented.
Mandatory minimum penalties: An analysis of criminal justice system outcomes for selected offences
This Juristat article examines sentencing for offences occurring before and after the introduction or amendment of mandatory minimum penalties, using data from the Integrated Criminal Court Survey.
Police-reported crime statistics in Canada, 2016
This Juristat article explores trends in the volume and severity of police-reported crime at the national, provincial/territorial and census metropolitan area levels. Detailed information on changes in violent and non-violent criminal offences as well as impaired driving and drug offences are also presented.
Self-reported sexual assault in Canada, 2014
This Juristat article examines the characteristics and experiences of sexual assault victims, and their perceptions of safety. Characteristics of sexual assault offenders and incidents are discussed, as well as the emotional and physical consequences of sexual assault, and reporting sexual assault to the police.
Police-reported hate crime in Canada, 2015
This Juristat article examines the nature and extent of police-reported hate crime in Canada. Key topics include motivations for hate crime (e.g. race/ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation), types of offences, geographical comparisons and accused/victim characteristics.
Police resources in Canada, 2016
This Juristat article presents the latest data on the number of police officers and civilian personnel, as well as demographic and financial data at the national, provincial and territorial, and municipal levels.
Adult correctional statistics in Canada, 2015/2016
This Juristat article provides an overview of adult correctional services in Canada for 2015/2016. It presents three indicators that describe the use of correctional services: average daily counts, admissions and initial entry.
Youth correctional statistics in Canada, 2015/2016
This Juristat article presents an overview of youth correctional services in Canada for 2015/2016. The utilization of correctional services is described in this article using three measures: average counts, initial entry and admissions.
Adult criminal court statistics in Canada, 2014/2015
This Juristat examines the number and types of cases completed in adult criminal courts. Characteristics of the accused, case decisions, types of sentences imposed and case completion times are also explored.
Family violence in Canada: A statistical profile, 2015
This Juristat article profiles a general overview of family violence in Canada and features an in-depth analysis of self-reported childhood physical and sexual abuse in Canada, as well as the issue of children witnessing violence in the home.
Measuring organized crime in Canada: Results of a pilot project
This Juristat article provides an overview of existing measures of organized crime in Canada and raises awareness regarding data availability and the efforts being made to collect national police-reported data through the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.
Trends in the use of remand in Canada, 2004/2005 to 2014/2015
This Juristat article explores trends in the use of remand in Canada over the decade, from 2004/2005 to 2014/2015, in order to better understand the recent evolution in the use of pre-trial custody across the country.