Police-reported motor vehicle thefts, by census metropolitan area, 2007
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|Census metropolitan area1, 2, 3||Total motor vehicle thefts4||Completed motor vehicle thefts5|
|number||rate6||percent change in rate 1997 to 2007||percent of total||rate6||percent recovered7|
1. A census metropolitan area (CMA) refers to a large urban core (at least 100,000 population) combined with adjacent urban and rural areas that have a high degree of economic and social integration. A CMA typically comprises more than one police service.
2.CMA populations have been adjusted to follow policing boundaries. For completed motor vehicle thefts, boundaries have been further adjusted to include only those police services reporting to the UCR2 Survey.
3. The CMA of Oshawa is excluded from this table due to the incongruity between the police service jurisdictional boundaries and the CMA boundaries.
4. Information on total motor vehicle thefts is derived from the Aggregate Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Survey and reflects data reported by police services covering virtually 100% of the population of Canada. Includes both attempted and completed motor vehicle thefts.
5. 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.
6. Rates are calculated per 100,000 population. Population estimates are from Statistics Canada, Demography Division.
7. 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.
8. Abbotsford and Kingston became CMAs in 2001. As such, the percent change in the rate is calculated from 2001 to 2007.
9. Information on completed motor vehicle thefts in Vancouver represent data from police services covering 80% of the population of the CMA.
10. Information on completed motor vehicle thefts excludes data from the Halton Regional Police Service and the Durham Regional Police Service due to the incongruity between the police service jurisdictional boundaries and the CMA boundaries.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.
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