Table 8
Police-reported drug offences, by type of drug, by census metropolitan area, 2007

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Census metropolitan area1, 2, 3 Total drugs Cannabis Cocaine Heroin Other drugs4
number rate5 number rate5 number rate5 number rate5 number rate5
500,000 and over population
Vancouver 14,407 630.1 8,022 350.8 3,728 163.0 392 17.1 2,265 99.1
Québec 2,090 285.3 1,144 156.2 244 33.3 0 0.0 702 95.8
Edmonton 2,437 222.4 1,240 113.1 874 79.7 8 0.7 315 28.7
Toronto 12,132 220.2 7,139 129.6 3,413 61.9 129 2.3 1,451 26.3
Ottawa6 1,915 215.2 1,166 131.0 570 64.0 2 0.2 177 19.9
Montréal 7,563 202.8 4,718 126.5 1,149 30.8 51 1.4 1,645 44.1
Hamilton 1,325 187.3 720 101.8 451 63.8 2 0.3 152 21.5
Calgary 1,891 165.0 835 72.9 996 86.9 4 0.3 56 4.9
Winnipeg 1,151 157.2 503 68.7 506 69.1 1 0.1 141 19.3
100,000 to less than 500,000 population
Trois-Rivières 829 564.9 637 434.1 79 53.8 2 1.4 111 75.6
Victoria 1,596 471.1 927 273.7 491 144.9 34 10.0 144 42.5
Abbotsford 664 392.7 378 223.6 207 122.4 12 7.1 67 39.6
Gatineau7 1,120 382.6 821 280.5 87 29.7 1 0.3 211 72.1
Saskatoon 873 348.8 595 237.7 150 59.9 0 0.0 128 51.1
Saint John 339 334.2 247 243.5 36 35.5 5 4.9 49 48.3
Windsor 968 290.9 632 190.0 218 65.5 3 0.9 115 34.6
Thunder Bay 355 289.7 254 207.3 54 44.1 1 0.8 46 37.5
Greater Sudbury 444 273.3 248 152.7 131 80.6 0 0.0 65 40.0
Halifax 1,029 267.0 740 192.0 183 47.5 0 0.0 106 27.5
London 1,211 254.1 684 143.5 245 51.4 2 0.4 280 58.7
Kitchener 1,210 243.8 814 164.0 291 58.6 4 0.8 101 20.3
Sherbrooke 349 232.9 268 178.8 45 30.0 0 0.0 36 24.0
Kingston 319 208.7 166 108.6 81 53.0 6 3.9 66 43.2
Regina 345 169.6 204 100.3 86 42.3 3 1.5 52 25.6
St. Catharines-Niagara 650 149.8 372 85.7 190 43.8 8 1.8 80 18.4
St. John's 257 140.7 178 97.5 57 31.2 1 0.5 21 11.5
Saguenay 182 125.6 122 84.2 16 11.0 1 0.7 43 29.7
Canada 100,675 305.3 62,510 189.6 22,819 69.2 797 2.4 14,547 44.1
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.
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. Other drugs include all other illicit drugs not otherwise stated, e.g. crystal meth, ecstasy, "date rape" drugs, LSD, barbiturates, chemical precursors, etc.
5. Rates are calculated per 100,000 population. Population estimates are from Statistics Canada, Demography Division.
6. Refers to the Ontario part of the Ottawa-Gatineau census metropolitan area.
7. Refers to the Quebec part of the Ottawa-Gatineau census metropolitan area.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Aggregate Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.
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