Table 4
Police-reported crime rate and Crime Severity Index values, census metropolitan areas (CMAs), 2008

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Census metropolitan areas 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
500,000 and over population
Winnipeg 124.4 -19 8,152 -16 162.5 -11 1,395 0
Edmonton 122.0 -5 8,742 -6 131.4 2 1,362 2
Vancouver 119.0 -9 8,545 -7 125.0 -4 1,444 -4
Montréal 91.2 -3 5,571 0 106.0 -3 1,125 3
Calgary 84.7 -8 5,734 -6 89.7 -5 857 -2
Hamilton 77.0 -7 5,322 -2 88.1 -9 1,168 -2
Ottawa3 69.0 -9 4,768 -10 73.1 -4 781 -11
Kitchener 68.9 -3 5,174 1 60.3 -10 884 6
Toronto 64.2 -6 3,998 -6 95.8 -5 983 -6
Québec 63.8 -3 4,334 -2 55.7 5 899 -3
100,000 to less than 500,000 population
Regina 163.1 -13 10,998 -7 169.9 -7 1,735 -7
Abbotsford-Mission 142.5 -2 9,684 -6 122.9 16 1,597 7
Saskatoon 137.8 -13 10,701 -10 164.8 -21 1,913 -9
Kelowna4 126.4 -2 10,971 -2 110.2 12 1,958 -4
Thunder Bay 107.3 -3 8,656 1 117.0 -10 1,813 -4
Brantford4 104.3 -6 7,744 -5 87.5 -11 1,631 -1
Saint John 102.9 -2 8,020 -3 109.3 2 2,162 -3
Victoria 101.4 -5 8,286 -8 79.6 -1 1,360 -2
Halifax 95.6 -9 7,214 -9 115.8 -7 1,710 -8
St. John's 86.4 -15 6,873 -7 73.8 -5 1,617 4
London 84.6 -5 6,885 -3 65.3 -4 989 -1
St. Catharines-Niagara 80.1 0 5,608 2 68.3 5 1,065 11
Trois-Rivières 78.2 14 4,800 7 60.3 0 860 -3
Sherbrooke 76.6 3 4,633 -3 58.0 -3 833 1
Gatineau5 76.0 -6 5,473 -4 78.3 18 1,339 6
Windsor 75.3 -8 5,332 -12 77.1 15 995 -4
Greater Sudbury 73.6 -7 5,383 -3 75.1 -18 1,095 -5
Moncton4 72.8 -13 5,938 -12 65.0 -11 1,343 3
Kingston 68.4 -3 5,686 -2 61.2 1 1,196 -4
Peterborough4 66.1 7 5,317 5 68.7 10 937 -1
Barrie4 63.6 -6 5,517 -6 52.5 -11 922 -4
Saguenay 59.2 -11 4,168 -5 57.1 -18 1,102 -6
Guelph4 57.7 -3 4,878 1 41.5 -15 802 -1
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.
3. Ottawa represents the Ontario part of the Ottawa-Gatineau CMA.
4. Moncton, Peterborough, Brantford, Guelph, Barrie and Kelowna are new CMAs as of the 2006 Census.
5. Gatineau refers to the Quebec part of the Ottawa-Gatineau CMA.
Notes: Note that a CMA typically comprises more than one police service and that populations for all CMAs have been adjusted to follow policing boundaries. Also note that the Oshawa CMA is excluded from this table due to the incongruity between the police service jurisdictional boundaries and the CMA boundaries. Rates are calculated on the basis of 100,000 population. The population estimates come from Statistics Canada, Demography Division. Percent change based on unrounded rates.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.
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