Table 7
Current and constant dollar expenditures on policing, Canada, 1985 to 2010

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Current and constant dollar expenditures on policing, Canada, 1985 to 2010


Table summary
This table displays the results of current and constant dollar expenditures on policing. The information is grouped by year (appearing as row headers), current dollars, constant dollars and total expenditures, calculated using total expenditures, percentage change from previous year, per capita cost, thousands of dollars, percent, dollars and thousands of dollars units of measure (appearing as column headers).

Year Current dollarsNote 1 Constant dollarsNote 2
Total expendituresNote 3 Percentage change from previous year Per capita cost Total expendituresNote 3 Percentage change from previous year Per capita cost
  thousands of
dollars
percent dollars thousands of dollars percent dollars
1985 3,542,240 Note ...: not applicable 137 5,622,603 Note ...: not applicable 218
1986 3,771,205 6.5 144 5,748,788 2.2 220
1987 4,027,809 6.8 152 5,880,013 2.3 222
1988 4,389,414 9.0 164 6,164,907 4.8 230
1989 4,684,760 6.7 172 6,263,048 1.6 230
1990 5,247,646 12.0 189 6,693,426 6.9 242
1991 5,426,887 3.4 194 6,554,211 -2.1 234
1992 5,716,833 5.3 202 6,805,754 3.8 240
1993 5,790,165 1.3 202 6,764,211 -0.6 236
1994 5,783,656 -0.1 199 6,748,723 -0.2 233
1995 5,808,607 0.4 198 6,630,830 -1.7 226
1996 5,856,055 0.8 198 6,587,238 -0.7 222
1997 5,989,022 2.3 200 6,625,024 0.6 222
1998 6,209,756 3.7 206 6,801,485 2.7 226
1999 6,395,380 3.0 210 6,884,155 1.2 226
2000 6,798,531 6.3 222 7,126,343 3.5 232
2001 7,269,977 6.9 234 7,433,514 4.3 240
2002 7,827,195 7.7 250 7,827,195 5.3 250
2003 8,324,176 6.3 263 8,097,447 3.5 256
2004 8,758,213 5.2 274 8,365,055 3.3 262
2005 9,281,879 6.0 288 8,674,653 3.7 269
2006 9,877,071 6.4 303 9,053,227 4.4 278
2007 10,544,771 6.8 320 9,457,194 4.5 287
2008 11,449,955 8.6 344 10,035,018 6.1 301
2009Note r: revised 12,314,197 7.5 365 10,764,158 7.3 319
2010 12,645,616 2.7 371 10,854,606 0.8 318
1.
Dollars which express the cost of items in terms of the year in which the expenditure occurs.
2.
Dollars of a particular base year, which are adjusted (by inflation or deflation) to show changes in the purchasing power of the dollar. The Consumer Price Index was used to calculate constant dollars over a base year of 2002 (2002=100). Note that historical constant dollar data are revised each year as the base year for calculation changes annually.
3.
Total operating expenditures include salaries, wages, benefits, and other operating expenses that are paid from the police service budget, as well as benefits paid from other government sources. Revenues, recoveries, and those costs that fall under a police service's capital expenditures are excluded.
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Police Administration Survey.