Table 2
Criminal harassment, by census metropolitan area, 2008 and 2009

Census metropolitan area123 2008 2009 Percent change in rate from 2008 to 2009
number rate number rate percent
Kingston 275 175 356 224 29
Saint John 182 178 153 149 -16
Saguenay 142 98 172 118 21
Thunder Bay 139 116 121 101 -13
Brantford 126 91 139 100 10
Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo 513 100 516 100 -1
Greater Sudbury 123 75 158 96 28
Gatineau4 236 80 276 92 15
Moncton 76 57 113 84 47
St. John's 114 62 148 80 28
Barrie 115 59 145 74 25
Saskatoon 240 93 180 68 -27
Toronto 3,165 58 3,467 62 8
Windsor 189 57 205 62 9
Hamilton 406 58 428 60 4
St. Catharines-Niagara 255 58 264 60 3
Peterborough 77 64 72 59 -7
Guelph 65 53 71 58 8
Québec 422 57 410 55 -4
Sherbrooke 74 40 100 54 34
Abbotsford-Mission 70 41 91 53 28
Halifax 179 46 200 50 10
Victoria 171 49 174 49 1
Trois-Rivières 66 45 72 48 8
Montréal 1,820 48 1,799 47 -2
London 204 42 204 42 -1
Vancouver 772 34 950 41 21
Edmonton 417 37 387 33 -9
Kelowna 59 34 52 29 -14
Ottawa5 272 30 263 28 -4
Calgary 300 25 322 26 4
Regina 59 28 45 21 -25
Winnipeg 119 16 122 16 1
Canada 18,550 56 20,007 59 7
1. A census metropolitan area (CMA) consists of one or more neighbouring municipalities situated around an urban core. A CMA must have a total population of at least 100,000 of which 50,000 or more live in the urban core. To be included in the CMA, other adjacent municipalities must have a high degree of integration with the urban core, as measured by commuting flows derived from census data. A CMA typically comprises more than one police service.
2.CMA populations have been adjusted to follow policing boundaries.
3. The CMA of Oshawa is excluded from this table due to the incongruity between the police service jurisdictional boundaries and the CMA boundaries.
4. Gatineau refers to the Quebec part of the Ottawa-Gatineau CMA.
5. Ottawa refers to the Ontario part of the Ottawa-Gatineau CMA.
Note: Counts are based upon the most serious violation in the incident. One incident may involve multiple violations. Rates are calculated on the basis of 100,000 population. Percent change based on unrounded rates.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.
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