Table 6
Selected Criminal Code incidents by census metropolitan area (CMA), 2008

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Census metropolitan areas Population Homicide Robbery Break and enter Motor vehicle theft
number number rate rate percent change 2007 to 2008 rate percent change 2007 to 2008 rate percent change 2007 to 2008
500,000 and over population
Winnipeg 761,166 31 4.1 233 -23 780 -23 956 -44
Edmonton 1,134,670 39 3.4 171 1 721 -11 700 -15
Vancouver 2,279,688 54 2.4 171 -5 900 -12 500 -22
Montréal 3,767,389 48 1.3 151 -2 681 -10 486 -19
Calgary 1,186,732 34 2.9 108 -14 528 -12 581 -8
Hamilton 704,712 6 0.9 117 -11 479 -18 431 -9
Ottawa1 914,581 11 1.2 95 8 395 -11 201 -23
Kitchener 510,784 4 0.8 47 -25 465 -7 221 -7
Toronto 5,532,185 103 1.9 133 -6 337 -9 242 -15
Québec 736,665 8 1.1 48 -16 630 -13 221 2
100,000 to less than 500,000 population
Regina 209,569 8 3.8 222 -12 1,015 -37 735 1
Abbotsford-Mission 169,745 8 4.7 127 3 1,157 -10 924 -9
Saskatoon 258,770 4 1.5 212 -29 844 -6 569 -7
Kelowna2 174,771 6 3.4 95 14 774 -21 809 18
Thunder Bay 119,557 0 0.0 131 -8 848 0 220 -3
Brantford2 137,453 2 1.5 55 -35 735 -15 777 11
Saint John 101,936 1 1.0 78 31 631 -3 182 9
Victoria 347,146 5 1.4 73 -9 732 -7 294 -16
Halifax 394,565 7 1.8 122 -11 515 -23 213 -20
St. John's 183,305 1 0.5 62 -17 700 -32 128 -39
London 486,157 2 0.4 73 4 594 -10 352 -23
St. Catharines-Niagara 442,121 6 1.4 76 -3 711 0 273 10
Trois-Rivières 147,682 1 0.7 57 64 833 31 404 11
Sherbrooke 182,856 0 0.0 47 -21 701 2 235 -29
Gatineau3 295,876 4 1.4 63 31 653 -24 249 -15
Windsor 333,534 7 2.1 83 30 576 -21 197 -14
Greater Sudbury 164,412 2 1.2 73 -9 522 -9 245 9
Moncton2 132,613 0 0.0 38 -39 437 -22 207 -31
Kingston 156,855 1 0.6 30 -19 500 -6 150 -12
Peterborough2 120,753 1 0.8 53 7 386 13 183 12
Barrie2 194,755 0 0.0 45 8 391 0 164 -15
Saguenay 144,598 0 0.0 25 -43 497 -21 243 -7
Guelph2 121,549 0 0.0 32 -23 478 3 167 20
1. Ottawa represents the Ontario part of the Ottawa-Gatineau CMA.
2. Moncton, Peterborough, Brantford, Guelph, Barrie and Kelowna are new CMAs as of the 2006 census.
3. 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. Homicide data is available for this CMA, and in 2008 the homicide rate was 1.12. 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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