Table 3
Police-reported crime rate and Crime Severity Index values, Canada and the provinces and territories, 2008

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Province and territory Total Violent crime
Crime Severity Index Percent change in Index 2007 to 2008 Crime rate1 Percent change in rate 2007 to 2008 Violent Crime Severity Index Percent change in Index 2007 to 2008 Violent crime rate2 Percent change in rate 2007 to 2008
Newfoundland and Labrador 71.2 -6 6,321 -1 66.1 5 1,519 2
Prince Edward Island 68.2 7 6,208 2 43.2 8 1,126 0
Nova Scotia 83.6 -9 6,956 -7 87.6 -5 1,689 -1
New Brunswick 71.3 1 5,664 1 67.1 2 1,482 7
Quebec 82.5 -3 5,064 -1 82.4 -2 1,084 0
Ontario 70.6 -5 4,877 -4 81.5 -5 1,043 -4
Manitoba 128.7 -14 9,911 -9 158.2 -9 2,013 0
Saskatchewan 156.1 -5 12,892 -4 155.6 -9 2,551 -3
Alberta 110.1 -4 8,808 -4 110.9 3 1,517 1
British Columbia 120.9 -8 9,580 -8 115.0 -2 1,686 -5
Yukon 181.5 -2 21,805 5 195.2 -2 3,832 -4
Northwest Territories 337.7 1 43,509 1 339.9 -2 8,872 -4
Nunavut 324.2 2 34,867 15 466.8 -9 9,606 6
Canada 90.0 -5 6,588 -5 94.6 -3 1,326 -2
1. The crime rate consists of all Criminal Code offences excluding traffic. It also excludes drug offences and all federal statutes. All offences are included in the Crime Severity Index.
2. The violent crime rate has been expanded to include a number of offences not previously included in the violent crime rate, including uttering threats, criminal harassment and forcible confinement. Data using this definition of violent crime are available back to 1998.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.
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