Table 2
Police-reported crime for selected offences, Canada, 2008 and 2009

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Type of offence 2008r 2009 Percent change in rate 2008 to 2009 Percent change in rate 1999 to 2009
number rate number rate percent
Total crime (excluding traffic) – "Crime Rate" 2,204,643 6,615 2,161,313 6,406 -3 -17
Violent crime
Homicide
611 2 610 2 -1 2
Other violations causing death
93 0 95 0 1 -65
Attempted murder
721 2 806 2 10 6
Sexual assault - level 3 - aggravated
139 0 122 0 -13 -48
Sexual assault - level 2 - weapon or bodily harm
351 1 349 1 -2 -32
Sexual assault - level 1
20,982 63 20,460 61 -4 -20
Sexual violations against children1
1,435 4 2,620 8
Assault - level 3 - aggravated
3,593 11 3,619 11 -1 30
Assault - level 2 - weapon or bodily harm
54,826 165 53,481 159 -4 29
Assault - level 1
181,013 543 181,570 538 -1 -10
Assault police officer
9,806 29 9,822 29 -1 23
Other assaults
3,875 12 3,496 10 -11 -38
Firearms - use of, discharge, pointing
1,479 4 1,716 5 15 -27
Robbery
32,372 97 32,239 96 -2 -11
Forcible confinement or kidnapping
4,732 14 4,747 14 -1 116
Abduction
459 1 429 1 -8 -47
Extortion
1,403 4 1,701 5 20 -28
Criminal harassment
18,550 56 20,007 59 7 -3
Uttering threats
79,036 237 78,407 232 -2 -17
Threatening or harassing phone calls
24,306 73 23,203 69 -6 -34
Other violent Criminal Code violations
3,826 11 3,785 11 -2 -20
Total
443,608 1,331 443,284 1,314 -1 -9
Property crime
Break and enter
211,078 633 205,710 610 -4 -42
Possess stolen property
31,308 94 30,495 90 -4 -6
Motor vehicle theft
125,568 377 108,172 321 -15 -40
Theft over $5,000 (non-motor vehicle)
16,758 50 15,573 46 -8 -38
Theft under $5,000 (non-motor vehicle)
552,956 1,659 550,183 1,631 -2 -27
Fraud
91,469 274 90,623 269 -2 -10
Mischief
373,064 1,119 362,767 1,075 -4 5
Arson
13,371 40 13,372 40 -1 -5
Total
1,415,572 4,247 1,376,895 4,081 -4 -24
Other Criminal Code offences
Counterfeiting
1,028 3 798 2 -23 -58
Weapons violations
15,246 46 14,911 44 -3 -3
Child pornography2
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Prostitution
3,820 11 3,534 10 -9 -39
Disturb the peace
119,203 358 118,815 352 -2 54
Administration of justice violations
171,988 516 169,955 504 -2 10
Other violations
32,789 98 31,527 93 -5 -38
Total
345,463 1,037 341,134 1,011 -2 11
Criminal Code traffic violations
Impaired driving
84,694 254 88,630 263 3 -7
Other Criminal Code traffic violations
60,511 182 57,923 172 -5 63
Total
145,205 436 146,553 434 0 12
Drug offences
Possession - cannabis
50,408 151 48,981 145 -4 11
Possession - cocaine
10,512 32 7,543 22 -29 43
Possession - other drugs
9,091 27 8,365 25 -9 78
Trafficking, production or distribution - cannabis
15,025 45 16,335 48 7 -28
Trafficking, production or distribution - cocaine
11,298 34 9,923 29 -13 24
Trafficking, production or distribution - other drugs
5,937 18 6,519 19 8 49
Total
102,271 307 97,666 289 -6 10
Other federal statute violations
Youth Criminal Justice Act
10,888 33 11,140 33 1 -61
Other federal statutes
22,200 67 20,627 61 -8 40
Total
33,088 99 31,767 94 -5 -26
Total - all violations 2,485,207 7,457 2,437,299 7,224 -3 -15
.. not available for a specific reference period
1. Sexual offences against children is a relatively new crime category with only partial data available prior to 2009. As a result, numbers and rates should not be directly compared to data from previous years.
2. Due to incorrect reporting by a police service of incidents of child pornography from 2008 to 2011, the data originally contained in this report have been suppressed and revised data were made available on July 25, 2013 with the release of 2012 crime statistics.
Note: Counts are based upon the most serious violation in the incident. One incident may involve multiple violations. Rates are calculated on the basis of 100,000 population. Percent change based on unrounded rates. Populations based upon July 1st estimates from Statistics Canada, Demography Division.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.

 

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