Table 9
Police-reported drug offences, by type of offence, by census metropolitan area, 2007

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Census metropolitan area1, 2, 3 Total drugs Possession Trafficking Production, importation and exportation
number rate4 number rate4 number rate4 number rate4
500,000 and over population
Vancouver 14,407 630.1 10,803 472.5 2,241 98.0 1,363 59.6
Québec 2,090 285.3 1,632 222.8 392 53.5 66 9.0
Edmonton 2,437 222.4 1,582 144.3 823 75.1 32 2.9
Toronto 12,132 220.2 8,170 148.3 3,034 55.1 928 16.8
Ottawa5 1,915 215.2 1,403 157.6 412 46.3 100 11.2
Montréal 7,563 202.8 5,055 135.5 1,741 46.7 767 20.6
Hamilton 1,325 187.3 1,006 142.2 264 37.3 55 7.8
Calgary 1,891 165.0 877 76.5 991 86.5 23 2.0
Winnipeg 1,151 157.2 409 55.9 701 95.8 41 5.6
100,000 to less than 500,000 population
Trois-Rivières 829 564.9 654 445.7 108 73.6 67 45.7
Victoria 1,596 471.1 1,203 355.1 352 103.9 41 12.1
Abbotsford 664 392.7 385 227.7 189 111.8 90 53.2
Gatineau6 1,120 382.6 893 305.1 169 57.7 58 19.8
Saskatoon 873 348.8 717 286.5 150 59.9 6 2.4
Saint John 339 334.2 241 237.6 92 90.7 6 5.9
Windsor 968 290.9 427 128.3 236 70.9 305 91.7
Thunder Bay 355 289.7 268 218.7 57 46.5 30 24.5
Greater Sudbury 444 273.3 268 165.0 166 102.2 10 6.2
Halifax 1,029 267.0 787 204.2 215 55.8 27 7.0
London 1,211 254.1 929 194.9 208 43.6 74 15.5
Kitchener 1,210 243.8 1,004 202.3 172 34.7 34 6.8
Sherbrooke 349 232.9 248 165.5 91 60.7 10 6.7
Kingston 319 208.7 200 130.9 107 70.0 12 7.9
Regina 345 169.6 180 88.5 156 76.7 9 4.4
St. Catharines-Niagara 650 149.8 402 92.6 174 40.1 74 17.1
St. John's 257 140.7 160 87.6 87 47.6 10 5.5
Saguenay 182 125.6 112 77.3 58 40.0 12 8.3
Canada 100,675 305.3 68,029 206.3 23,479 71.2 9,167 27.8
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. Rates are calculated per 100,000 population. Population estimates are from Statistics Canada, Demography Division.
5. Refers to the Ontario part of the Ottawa-Gatineau census metropolitan area.
6. 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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