Statistics Canada - Statistique Canada

Canadian crime statistics


This publication provides a statistical summary of police-reported crime in Canada and the provinces/territories back to 1962. Included in this publication are the following categories of tables: standard crime tables at the national and provincial/territorial levels; an historical crime table dating back to 1962; a municipal table describing crime in census metropolitan areas (CMAs) with populations over 100,000; and, a set of tables using the Incident Based UCR Survey to describe characteristics of criminal incidents, their victims, and the accused persons. These tables include data on weapon used in crime, the victim-accused relationship in violent crime, and the age and sex of victims and accused.

These data have become known as the "official" indicators of police-reported crime in Canada, and are used extensively in research and in developing justice legislation and policies.

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