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  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201700114842
    Description:

    This Juristat article uses self-reported data from the 2014 General Social Survey on Canadians' Safety (Victimization) to present information on sexual assault in Canada, including sexual attacks, unwanted sexual touching and sexual activity where the victim was unable to consent. This article examines the characteristics of sexual assault victims and their perceptions of safety, and the characteristics of sexual assault offenders and incidents. The emotional and physical consequences of sexual assault, in addition to reporting sexual assault to the police and the reasons for not reporting, are also discussed.

    Release date: 2017-07-11

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201700114698
    Description:

    This Juristat article profiles a general overview of family violence in Canada, intimate partner violence (including both spousal and dating violence partners), family violence against children and youth, and family violence against seniors. This annual article is designed to help monitor changes in family violence over time and identify emerging issues.

    Release date: 2017-02-16

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201600114638
    Description:

    Using data from the Survey of Emergency Preparedness and Resilience (SEPR) in Canada, these fact sheets present the risk awareness, emergency preparedness and previous experience with emergencies and disasters of Canadians aged 15 and over living in 73 communities across the provinces. The SEPR was developed in partnership with both Defence Research and Development Canada's Centre for Security Science and Public Safety Canada, and was conducted for the first time in 2014. The information presented contributes to the understanding of community resilience in Canada by examining how Canadians living in various communities prepare for and respond to emergencies or disasters.

    Release date: 2016-10-13

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201500114201
    Description:

    This Juristat article examines the trends in police-reported drug crime as well as a sub-set of criminal courts cases which were successfully linked to Controlled Drugs and Substances Act offences. Using data from the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey and a link completed using the Integrated Criminal Court Survey, this article explores the short and long-term trends in drug offences, the types of drugs and offences, court case decisions, and the characteristics of adults and youth accused.

    Release date: 2015-06-25

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201400114108
    Description:

    This annual Juristat article presents 2013 homicide data. Short and long-term trends in homicide are examined at the national, provincial/territorial and census metropolitan area levels. Gang-related homicides, firearm-related homicides, intimate partner homicides, youth homicides and international comparisons of homicide are also explored.

    Release date: 2014-12-01

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201400111925
    Description:

    This Juristat article examines the nature and prevalence of firearm-related violent crime in Canada. Short-term trends in firearm-related violent crime are presented at the national, provincial/territorial and census metropolitan area levels, while long-term trends in firearm-related homicide are also explored. Using data from the 2012 Uniform Crime Reporting and Homicide Surveys, this article provides information on violent crime involving firearms in Canada, including international comparisons and an examination of the types of firearms (such as handguns, rifles, or shotguns) which are most commonly involved in firearm-related violent crime. It also addresses characteristics of the incidents, victims, and accused persons, such as gang-related violence, accused-victim relationships, clearance status, age of victims and accused persons, and types of offence that most commonly involve firearms.

    Release date: 2014-04-23

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201300111882
    Description:

    This annual Juristat examines homicide in Canada. It includes information on the characteristics of homicide incidents (murder, manslaughter and infanticide), victims and accused persons. Short and long-term trends in homicide are presented at the national, provincial/territorial and census metropolitan area levels. Gang-related homicides, firearm-related homicides, intimate partner homicides, youth homicides and international comparisons of homicide are also explored.

    Release date: 2013-12-19

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201300111856
    Description:

    This Juristat article presents information on the nature and extent of co-offending in Canada. It addresses three key areas in relation to co-offending, including: the prevalence of co-offending, factors associated with co-offending and the seriousness of co-offending (i.e. whether incidents committed by two or more people are more or less serious than those committed by a lone accused). The article also examines other aspects related to co-offending, including street gangs, and clearance rates.

    Release date: 2013-11-19

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201100111424
    Description:

    Using data available from the Survey of Maintenance Enforcement Programs, the article examines selected child and spousal support statistics by metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas within eight provinces and territories: Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories. A fact sheet is provided for each reporting jurisdiction.

    Release date: 2011-03-29

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X20030118426
    Description:

    This Juristat analyses data from the Adult Correctional Services Survey for the 2001/02 fiscal year, and shows trends as far back as 1993/94. It examines average daily counts of adults who have been incarcerated, and average counts of those on probation, serving a conditional sentence or on conditional release (parole and statutory release). It also looks at the number of admissions to these programs, the offences leading to the admission, the duration of the incarceration or probation, as well as some offender characteristics, such as age, sex and Aboriginal status.

    Also examined is the cost of correctional services in 2001/02, broken down by type of activity and level of government. Included are the average daily inmate costs from 1999/00 to 2001/02, as well as the number of correctional institutions in Canada in 2001/02.

    Release date: 2003-12-08

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X20030108423
    Description:

    This series of reports provides detailed statistics and analysis on a variety of topics and issues concerning Canada's justice system. The annual Juristat, Adult Criminal Court Statistics, 2002/03, summarizes trends from provincial/territorial adult criminal courts across Canada, which provided data to the Adult Criminal Court Survey (ACCS) for the 2002/03 fiscal year. In this Juristat, information is presented on the characteristics of cases and accused persons, the number of appearances, conviction rates, sentencing trends and related issues. As well, statistics are presented for a five-year period (1998/99 through 2002/03) as well as a nine-year period (1994/95 through 2002/03).

    Release date: 2003-11-27

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X20030068425
    Description:

    This issue of Juristat presents statistical information on the extent and nature of sexual offences in Canada. Rates of sexual offences are examined at the national and provincial/territorial levels and for major metropolitan areas. Data used in the report include police statistics from the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey and the Homicide Survey and court data from the Adult Criminal Court Survey and the Youth Court Survey. This Juristat also presents analysis from the 1999 General Social Survey on Victimization and takes into account historical and recent amendments to the Criminal Code concerning sexual offences. Other topics include child pornography, trafficking of persons for the purpose of sexual exploitation, child prostitution, dating violence and homicides involving sexual violence.

    Release date: 2003-07-25

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X20030048418
    Description:

    This report provides the most recent information from the 2001/02 Transition Home Survey. It surveys facilities providing residential services for abused women conducted every two years. Questionnaires are mailed to every known facility identified as providing residential services (shelter) to abused women in each province and territory. Information is collected on the characteristics of the facilities and the services provided during the previous 12 months. The survey also provides a one-day snapshot of the characteristics of women and children residing in shelters on a specific day. For the 2001/02 survey, the snapshot day was April 15, 2002. In 2001/02, some 92% of shelters responded to the survey. Where possible, comparisons are made with the 1997/98 and 1999/00 Transition Home surveys.

    Release date: 2003-06-23

  • Table: 85-224-X20030006544
    Description:

    This product profiles in detail the characteristics of the facilities which serve abused women and their children, as well as the characteristics of the clients served by shelters on snapshot day.

    Release date: 2003-06-23

  • Table: 85-224-X20010006463
    Description:

    One measure taken to assist abused women and their children leaving violent situations has been the development of an ample system of shelters. Shelters offer abused women and their children a temporary and safe place to live. Currently, shelters exist in every province and territory and they provide services to children and female victims of various types of abuse.

    Release date: 2001-06-28

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X20010018387
    Description:

    This report provides the most recent information from the 1999-2000 Transition Home Survey. It is a census survey of facilities providing residential services for abused women conducted every 2 years. Questionnaires are mailed to every known facility identified as providing residential services (shelter) to abused women in each province and territory. Information is collected on the characteristics of the facilities and the services provided during the previous 12 months. The survey also provides a one-day snapshot of the characteristics of women and children residing in shelters on a specific day. For the 1999-2000 survey, the snapshot day was April 17, 2000. In 1999-2000, 92% of shelters responded to the survey. Where possible, comparisons are made with the 1997-1998 Transition Home Survey.

    Release date: 2001-03-28

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X20000068379
    Description:

    The purpose of this Juristat is to provide information on the administration of alternative measures in Canada, and its relative success in diverting individuals out of the court system. The report focuses on alternative measures for youth, but also includes a short section presenting data on adult alternative measures.

    Release date: 2000-07-28

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X20000028375
    Description:

    In 1998/99, 106,665 cases were processed in the youth courts of Canada. This represents a 4% decrease from the previous year and a decrease of 7% from 1992/93. It also represents a 13% decrease in the number of cases per 10,000 youths from 1992/93; since that year, the rate has dropped from 500 cases to 435 cases.

    From 1992/93 to 1998/99, the rate of property crime cases decreased annually, dropping 31% over this period. On the other hand, the rate of violent crime cases has increased by 2% since 1992/93.

    Release date: 2000-05-29

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X19990058300
    Description:

    This Juristat profiles three populations of inmates: women, Aboriginal people and individuals serving life sentences. These data are based on a census of adult inmates on register in all adult correctional facilities as of midnight October 5th, 1996. Data were obtained through administrative records.

    While the general population in Canada was made up almost equally of men and women, women comprised only 5% of prisoners in correctional facilities on October 5, 1996. Female inmates tended to be in their early 30s, single, with grade 9 education or less, and unemployed at the time of admission. They were considered at lower risk to re-offend than men.

    Aboriginal people were over-represented in the prison system. Although they comprised only 2% of the general adult population, they accounted for 17% of the prison population. They were younger on average than non-Aboriginal inmates, had less education and were more likely to have been unemployed. They were also considered at higher risk to re-offend, and they had a higher set of needs than non-Aboriginal inmates (including, substance abuse, employment, personal needs and family/marital needs).

    The data also showed that as of midnight October 5th, 1996, inmates serving a life sentence comprised nearly one-fifth (18%) of the nearly 13,900 inmates in federal prisons. A person can be given a life sentence if they have been convicted of offences such as first degree or second-degree murder. Parole eligibility varies from minimum ten years served to minimum 25 years served.

    Individuals serving life sentences tended to be older and less educated than others in the prison population. The median age for lifers on snapshot day was 39, compared with 33 for other inmates. More than one-half (56%) of lifers had a grade 9 education or less, compared with 44% of other inmates.

    In addition, a majority (84%) of inmates serving life sentences were considered at high risk to re-offend, a much higher proportion than the 53% of other inmates. Not surprisingly, lifers also had a higher set of needs, that is, problem areas requiring intervention, such as personal and emotional issues, marital and family problems, attitude and problems functioning in the community.

    For more information or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, or to order a copy of the Juristat, contact Information and Client Services (613-951-9023 or 1-800-387-2231), Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics.

    Release date: 1999-04-22

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X19980078289
    Description:

    This series of reports provides detailed statistics and analysis on a variety of topics and issues concerning Canada's justice system. Annual Juristats are produced on areas such as: crime, homicide, youth and adult courts, and corrections. Additional Juristats are also produced each year on current topics of interest to the justice community. This is a unique periodical, of great interest to those who have to plan, establish, administer and evaluate justice programs and projects, or anyone who has an interest in Canada's justice system.

    The Adult Criminal Court Statistics, 2006/2007 Juristat released May 20, 2008 was replaced on May 21, 2008.

    Release date: 1998-04-23

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  • Table: 85-224-X20030006544
    Description:

    This product profiles in detail the characteristics of the facilities which serve abused women and their children, as well as the characteristics of the clients served by shelters on snapshot day.

    Release date: 2003-06-23

  • Table: 85-224-X20010006463
    Description:

    One measure taken to assist abused women and their children leaving violent situations has been the development of an ample system of shelters. Shelters offer abused women and their children a temporary and safe place to live. Currently, shelters exist in every province and territory and they provide services to children and female victims of various types of abuse.

    Release date: 2001-06-28

Analysis (18)

Analysis (18) (18 of 18 results)

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201700114842
    Description:

    This Juristat article uses self-reported data from the 2014 General Social Survey on Canadians' Safety (Victimization) to present information on sexual assault in Canada, including sexual attacks, unwanted sexual touching and sexual activity where the victim was unable to consent. This article examines the characteristics of sexual assault victims and their perceptions of safety, and the characteristics of sexual assault offenders and incidents. The emotional and physical consequences of sexual assault, in addition to reporting sexual assault to the police and the reasons for not reporting, are also discussed.

    Release date: 2017-07-11

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201700114698
    Description:

    This Juristat article profiles a general overview of family violence in Canada, intimate partner violence (including both spousal and dating violence partners), family violence against children and youth, and family violence against seniors. This annual article is designed to help monitor changes in family violence over time and identify emerging issues.

    Release date: 2017-02-16

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201600114638
    Description:

    Using data from the Survey of Emergency Preparedness and Resilience (SEPR) in Canada, these fact sheets present the risk awareness, emergency preparedness and previous experience with emergencies and disasters of Canadians aged 15 and over living in 73 communities across the provinces. The SEPR was developed in partnership with both Defence Research and Development Canada's Centre for Security Science and Public Safety Canada, and was conducted for the first time in 2014. The information presented contributes to the understanding of community resilience in Canada by examining how Canadians living in various communities prepare for and respond to emergencies or disasters.

    Release date: 2016-10-13

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201500114201
    Description:

    This Juristat article examines the trends in police-reported drug crime as well as a sub-set of criminal courts cases which were successfully linked to Controlled Drugs and Substances Act offences. Using data from the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey and a link completed using the Integrated Criminal Court Survey, this article explores the short and long-term trends in drug offences, the types of drugs and offences, court case decisions, and the characteristics of adults and youth accused.

    Release date: 2015-06-25

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201400114108
    Description:

    This annual Juristat article presents 2013 homicide data. Short and long-term trends in homicide are examined at the national, provincial/territorial and census metropolitan area levels. Gang-related homicides, firearm-related homicides, intimate partner homicides, youth homicides and international comparisons of homicide are also explored.

    Release date: 2014-12-01

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201400111925
    Description:

    This Juristat article examines the nature and prevalence of firearm-related violent crime in Canada. Short-term trends in firearm-related violent crime are presented at the national, provincial/territorial and census metropolitan area levels, while long-term trends in firearm-related homicide are also explored. Using data from the 2012 Uniform Crime Reporting and Homicide Surveys, this article provides information on violent crime involving firearms in Canada, including international comparisons and an examination of the types of firearms (such as handguns, rifles, or shotguns) which are most commonly involved in firearm-related violent crime. It also addresses characteristics of the incidents, victims, and accused persons, such as gang-related violence, accused-victim relationships, clearance status, age of victims and accused persons, and types of offence that most commonly involve firearms.

    Release date: 2014-04-23

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201300111882
    Description:

    This annual Juristat examines homicide in Canada. It includes information on the characteristics of homicide incidents (murder, manslaughter and infanticide), victims and accused persons. Short and long-term trends in homicide are presented at the national, provincial/territorial and census metropolitan area levels. Gang-related homicides, firearm-related homicides, intimate partner homicides, youth homicides and international comparisons of homicide are also explored.

    Release date: 2013-12-19

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201300111856
    Description:

    This Juristat article presents information on the nature and extent of co-offending in Canada. It addresses three key areas in relation to co-offending, including: the prevalence of co-offending, factors associated with co-offending and the seriousness of co-offending (i.e. whether incidents committed by two or more people are more or less serious than those committed by a lone accused). The article also examines other aspects related to co-offending, including street gangs, and clearance rates.

    Release date: 2013-11-19

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201100111424
    Description:

    Using data available from the Survey of Maintenance Enforcement Programs, the article examines selected child and spousal support statistics by metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas within eight provinces and territories: Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories. A fact sheet is provided for each reporting jurisdiction.

    Release date: 2011-03-29

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X20030118426
    Description:

    This Juristat analyses data from the Adult Correctional Services Survey for the 2001/02 fiscal year, and shows trends as far back as 1993/94. It examines average daily counts of adults who have been incarcerated, and average counts of those on probation, serving a conditional sentence or on conditional release (parole and statutory release). It also looks at the number of admissions to these programs, the offences leading to the admission, the duration of the incarceration or probation, as well as some offender characteristics, such as age, sex and Aboriginal status.

    Also examined is the cost of correctional services in 2001/02, broken down by type of activity and level of government. Included are the average daily inmate costs from 1999/00 to 2001/02, as well as the number of correctional institutions in Canada in 2001/02.

    Release date: 2003-12-08

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X20030108423
    Description:

    This series of reports provides detailed statistics and analysis on a variety of topics and issues concerning Canada's justice system. The annual Juristat, Adult Criminal Court Statistics, 2002/03, summarizes trends from provincial/territorial adult criminal courts across Canada, which provided data to the Adult Criminal Court Survey (ACCS) for the 2002/03 fiscal year. In this Juristat, information is presented on the characteristics of cases and accused persons, the number of appearances, conviction rates, sentencing trends and related issues. As well, statistics are presented for a five-year period (1998/99 through 2002/03) as well as a nine-year period (1994/95 through 2002/03).

    Release date: 2003-11-27

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X20030068425
    Description:

    This issue of Juristat presents statistical information on the extent and nature of sexual offences in Canada. Rates of sexual offences are examined at the national and provincial/territorial levels and for major metropolitan areas. Data used in the report include police statistics from the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey and the Homicide Survey and court data from the Adult Criminal Court Survey and the Youth Court Survey. This Juristat also presents analysis from the 1999 General Social Survey on Victimization and takes into account historical and recent amendments to the Criminal Code concerning sexual offences. Other topics include child pornography, trafficking of persons for the purpose of sexual exploitation, child prostitution, dating violence and homicides involving sexual violence.

    Release date: 2003-07-25

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X20030048418
    Description:

    This report provides the most recent information from the 2001/02 Transition Home Survey. It surveys facilities providing residential services for abused women conducted every two years. Questionnaires are mailed to every known facility identified as providing residential services (shelter) to abused women in each province and territory. Information is collected on the characteristics of the facilities and the services provided during the previous 12 months. The survey also provides a one-day snapshot of the characteristics of women and children residing in shelters on a specific day. For the 2001/02 survey, the snapshot day was April 15, 2002. In 2001/02, some 92% of shelters responded to the survey. Where possible, comparisons are made with the 1997/98 and 1999/00 Transition Home surveys.

    Release date: 2003-06-23

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X20010018387
    Description:

    This report provides the most recent information from the 1999-2000 Transition Home Survey. It is a census survey of facilities providing residential services for abused women conducted every 2 years. Questionnaires are mailed to every known facility identified as providing residential services (shelter) to abused women in each province and territory. Information is collected on the characteristics of the facilities and the services provided during the previous 12 months. The survey also provides a one-day snapshot of the characteristics of women and children residing in shelters on a specific day. For the 1999-2000 survey, the snapshot day was April 17, 2000. In 1999-2000, 92% of shelters responded to the survey. Where possible, comparisons are made with the 1997-1998 Transition Home Survey.

    Release date: 2001-03-28

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X20000068379
    Description:

    The purpose of this Juristat is to provide information on the administration of alternative measures in Canada, and its relative success in diverting individuals out of the court system. The report focuses on alternative measures for youth, but also includes a short section presenting data on adult alternative measures.

    Release date: 2000-07-28

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X20000028375
    Description:

    In 1998/99, 106,665 cases were processed in the youth courts of Canada. This represents a 4% decrease from the previous year and a decrease of 7% from 1992/93. It also represents a 13% decrease in the number of cases per 10,000 youths from 1992/93; since that year, the rate has dropped from 500 cases to 435 cases.

    From 1992/93 to 1998/99, the rate of property crime cases decreased annually, dropping 31% over this period. On the other hand, the rate of violent crime cases has increased by 2% since 1992/93.

    Release date: 2000-05-29

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X19990058300
    Description:

    This Juristat profiles three populations of inmates: women, Aboriginal people and individuals serving life sentences. These data are based on a census of adult inmates on register in all adult correctional facilities as of midnight October 5th, 1996. Data were obtained through administrative records.

    While the general population in Canada was made up almost equally of men and women, women comprised only 5% of prisoners in correctional facilities on October 5, 1996. Female inmates tended to be in their early 30s, single, with grade 9 education or less, and unemployed at the time of admission. They were considered at lower risk to re-offend than men.

    Aboriginal people were over-represented in the prison system. Although they comprised only 2% of the general adult population, they accounted for 17% of the prison population. They were younger on average than non-Aboriginal inmates, had less education and were more likely to have been unemployed. They were also considered at higher risk to re-offend, and they had a higher set of needs than non-Aboriginal inmates (including, substance abuse, employment, personal needs and family/marital needs).

    The data also showed that as of midnight October 5th, 1996, inmates serving a life sentence comprised nearly one-fifth (18%) of the nearly 13,900 inmates in federal prisons. A person can be given a life sentence if they have been convicted of offences such as first degree or second-degree murder. Parole eligibility varies from minimum ten years served to minimum 25 years served.

    Individuals serving life sentences tended to be older and less educated than others in the prison population. The median age for lifers on snapshot day was 39, compared with 33 for other inmates. More than one-half (56%) of lifers had a grade 9 education or less, compared with 44% of other inmates.

    In addition, a majority (84%) of inmates serving life sentences were considered at high risk to re-offend, a much higher proportion than the 53% of other inmates. Not surprisingly, lifers also had a higher set of needs, that is, problem areas requiring intervention, such as personal and emotional issues, marital and family problems, attitude and problems functioning in the community.

    For more information or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, or to order a copy of the Juristat, contact Information and Client Services (613-951-9023 or 1-800-387-2231), Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics.

    Release date: 1999-04-22

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X19980078289
    Description:

    This series of reports provides detailed statistics and analysis on a variety of topics and issues concerning Canada's justice system. Annual Juristats are produced on areas such as: crime, homicide, youth and adult courts, and corrections. Additional Juristats are also produced each year on current topics of interest to the justice community. This is a unique periodical, of great interest to those who have to plan, establish, administer and evaluate justice programs and projects, or anyone who has an interest in Canada's justice system.

    The Adult Criminal Court Statistics, 2006/2007 Juristat released May 20, 2008 was replaced on May 21, 2008.

    Release date: 1998-04-23

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