Police-reported motor vehicle thefts, by province and territory, 2007
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|Province and territory||Total motor vehicle thefts1||Completed motor vehicle thefts2|
|number||rate3||percent change in rate 1997 to 2007||percent of total||rate3||percent recovered4|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||606||119.7||30.3||93.7||111.2||77.6|
|Prince Edward Island||167||120.5||-38.1||99.4||119.7||77.1|
1. Information on total motor vehicle thefts is derived from the Aggregate Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Survey and reflect data reported by police services covering virtually 100% of the population of Canada. Includes both attempted and completed motor vehicle thefts.
2. Information on completed motor vehicle thefts is derived from the Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR2) Survey and reflects data reported by a sub-set of police services covering 94% of the population of Canada.
3. Rates are calculated per 100,000 population. Population estimates are from Statistics Canada, Demography Division.
4. Information on the percentage of recovered motor vehicles has been reported directly by some police services. In most cases, however, information has been derived from the Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR2) Survey.
5. Information on completed motor vehicle thefts in British Columbia reflects data from police services covering 59% of the population of the province.
6. Includes Nunavut prior to 1999. As such, the percent change in the rate is calculated from 1999 to 2007.
7. Nunavut became a territory in 1999. As such, the percent change in the rate is calculated from 1999 to 2007.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.
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