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The methodology of the police-reported crime severity index: CS11-619/2009-6-PDF

La méthodologie de l'indice de gravité de la criminalité déclarée par la police /

"Statistics Canada has developed a new measure of police-reported crime, the Police-Reported Crime Severity Index (PRCSI). Extensive development has endeavoured to ensure it is methodologically sound, easily understandable, and robust with respect to changes in crime. The methodology of the index is examined, including the overall index structure, the linkage procedure for updating the weights and how the weights are calculated. The performance of the index is examined using real and simulated changes in crime volume and sentencing patterns. In conclusion, the index is compared to other current measures of crime"--Abstract.

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Department/Agency Statistics Canada. Methodology Branch.
Title The methodology of the police-reported crime severity index
Subtitle La méthodologie de l'indice de gravité de la criminalité déclarée par la police /
Series Title Working paper ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language Bilingual-[English | French]
Format Electronic
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Note Digitized edition from print [produced by Statistics Canada]. "HSMD-2009-006E/F." "September 2009."
Date 2009.
Number of Pages 13, 15 p.
Catalogue Number
  • CS11-619/2009-6-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number 11-619 no. 2009-006
Subject Terms Methodology, Statistical analysis, Crime