Table 5
Selected violations, Canada and the provinces and territories, 2008

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Province and territory Population Homicide Attempted murder Sexual assault
(levels 1, 2 and 3)
Assault
(levels 2 and 3)
number number rate percent change 2007 to 2008 number rate percent change 2007 to 2008 number rate percent change 2007 to 2008 number rate percent change 2007 to 2008
Newfoundland and Labrador 507,895 5 1.0 66 0 0.0 -100 410 81 -1 742 146 4
Prince Edward Island 139,818 2 1.4 1 0.7 -1 78 56 3 107 77 -3
Nova Scotia 938,310 12 1.3 -8 28 3.0 7 678 72 -4 1,585 169 -1
New Brunswick 747,302 3 0.4 -63 7 0.9 40 572 77 13 1,118 150 18
Quebec 7,750,504 92 1.2 1 165 2.1 -23 4,370 56 4 11,504 148 2
Ontario 12,928,996 176 1.4 -14 272 2.1 -5 7,369 57 0 16,052 124 -5
Manitoba 1,207,959 54 4.5 -13 36 3.0 -13 1,305 108 3 4,300 356 0
Saskatchewan 1,015,985 30 3.0 -2 32 3.1 -23 1,177 116 -7 4,278 421 -7
Alberta 3,585,142 110 3.1 22 76 2.1 16 2,408 67 3 7,573 211 -1
British Columbia 4,381,603 117 2.7 31 99 2.3 -11 2,680 61 -12 9,537 218 -3
Yukon 33,144 3 9.1 47 1 3.0 50 151 -17 170 513 -16
Northwest Territories 43,283 3 6.9 51 0 0.0 -100 176 407 -17 437 1,010 9
Nunavut 31,448 4 12.7 -43 6 19.1 -1 210 668 -2 402 1,278 9
Canada 33,311,389 611 1.8 2 723 2.2 -10 21,483 64 -1 57,805 174 -2


Province and territory Assault
(level 1)
Robbery Break and enter Motor vehicle theft
number rate percent change 2007 to 2008 number rate percent change 2007 to 2008 number rate percent change 2007 to 2008 number rate percent change 2007 to 2008
Newfoundland and Labrador 3,414 672 -1 139 27 -14 2,805 552 -23 433 85 -29
Prince Edward Island 663 474 -7 23 16 42 806 576 12 165 118 -2
Nova Scotia 6,462 689 -3 575 61 -16 5,071 540 -18 1,577 168 -16
New Brunswick 4,679 626 6 210 28 -9 3,816 511 -1 1,283 172 -5
Quebec 31,184 402 3 6,974 90 -4 56,098 724 -7 31,091 401 -15
Ontario 53,121 411 -3 11,920 92 -5 57,727 446 -9 30,722 238 -12
Manitoba 10,191 844 1 1,907 158 -22 10,024 830 -20 9,013 746 -39
Saskatchewan 12,233 1,204 -2 1,305 128 -18 9,884 973 -15 5,534 545 -1
Alberta 24,363 680 1 3,783 106 -4 23,052 643 -11 21,968 613 -8
British Columbia 29,266 668 -8 5,391 123 -4 38,715 884 -13 22,829 521 -17
Yukon 668 2,015 -3 15 45 -8 253 763 -29 170 513 24
Northwest Territories 2,122 4,903 -9 23 53 -11 851 1,966 -4 317 732 6
Nunavut 1,730 5,501 9 16 51 22 653 2,076 9 169 537 -20
Canada 180,096 541 -2 32,281 97 -7 209,755 630 -10 125,271 376 -15


Province and territory Cannabis Cocaine Other drugs1 Impaired driving2
number rate percent change 2007 to 2008 number rate percent change 2007 to 2008 number rate percent change 2007 to 2008 number rate percent change 2007 to 2008
Newfoundland and Labrador 782 154 24 135 27 -6 133 26 41 1,546 304 9
Prince Edward Island 122 87 2 25 18 -50 51 36 33 603 431 -2
Nova Scotia 1,985 212 9 391 42 13 431 46 22 2,522 269 -2
New Brunswick 1,206 161 -7 275 37 6 323 43 -6 2,651 355 23
Quebec 14,404 186 1 2,281 29 -2 3,812 49 -3 16,244 210 -1
Ontario 19,801 153 5 7,019 54 -8 4,664 36 -6 18,720 145 3
Manitoba 1,652 137 11 854 71 4 314 26 15 3,346 277 8
Saskatchewan 2,075 204 2 515 51 -2 437 43 10 6,805 670 22
Alberta 5,672 158 11 3,046 85 -12 1,031 29 5 16,567 462 14
British Columbia 16,774 383 -3 6,864 157 -10 3,984 91 -3 14,239 325 -2
Yukon 120 362 -10 63 190 -14 29 87 14 363 1,095 -5
Northwest Territories 300 693 -2 111 256 -4 54 125 36 896 2,070 26
Nunavut 210 668 49 13 41 8 7 22 -30 257 817 -11
Canada 65,103 195 3 21,592 65 -8 15,270 46 -2 84,759 254 6
1. Includes other drugs such as heroin, crystal meth and ecstasy.
2. Includes impaired operation of a vehicle causing death, causing bodily harm, alcohol rate over 80mg, failure or refusal to provide a breath or blood sample.
Notes : Rates are calculated on the basis of 100,000 population. The population estimates come from Statistics Canada, Demography Division. Populations as of July 1st: preliminary postcensal for 2008. Percent change based on unrounded rates and are in comparison to the previous year's rate.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.
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