Table 4
Police-reported Crime Severity Indexes, by census metropolitan area, 2009

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Census metropolitan area 1,2,3 Population Total Crime Severity Index Violent Crime Severity Index Non-violent Crime Severity Index
number index Percent change 2008 to 2009 index Percent change 2008 to 2009 index Percent change 2008 to 2009
Regina 212,919 143.7 -12 155.6 -9 139.2 -14
Saskatoon 265,714 132.1 -5 154.7 -6 123.4 -4
Winnipeg 771,642 127.2 2 187.0 15 104.2 -5
Kelowna 178,801 121.2 -4 104.3 -5 127.7 -4
Edmonton 1,162,247 115.1 -7 118.7 -10 113.8 -5
Abbotsford-Mission 172,381 111.4 -22 118.8 -4 108.6 -27
Thunder Bay 119,727 110.3 3 136.1 17 100.4 -2
Vancouver 2,325,317 109.6 -8 117.8 -6 106.4 -9
Brantford 138,498 106.0 1 91.5 4 111.6 1
Halifax 398,049 97.2 1 120.0 3 88.4 0
Saint John 102,521 96.4 -6 100.3 -8 94.9 -5
Victoria 351,889 92.2 -10 81.0 0 96.6 -12
St. John's 185,157 90.6 4 69.3 -6 98.7 8
Montréal 3,811,327 89.6 -2 102.7 -2 84.5 -1
London 490,420 87.5 4 69.9 8 94.3 3
Greater Sudbury 164,913 80.9 10 98.1 30 74.3 2
Trois-Rivières 148,860 80.1 3 56.0 -5 89.3 5
Calgary 1,233,708 78.4 -7 84.8 -5 75.9 -8
Saguenay 145,298 76.7 12 72.8 28 78.2 7
St. Catharines-Niagara 442,908 75.9 -5 63.5 -7 80.7 -4
Moncton 134,299 75.8 4 79.4 20 74.4 -2
Gatineau4 301,403 74.2 -2 74.5 -4 74.1 -1
Kitchener 518,203 73.7 7 65.1 7 76.9 7
Hamilton 712,579 73.5 -5 84.3 -4 69.4 -5
Windsor 331,678 71.1 -5 74.6 -3 69.7 -6
Sherbrooke 185,084 70.7 -8 54.2 -6 77.1 -8
Ottawa5 926,003 67.0 -2 78.1 7 62.7 -6
Kingston 158,670 65.6 -4 71.9 19 63.1 -11
Peterborough 121,407 65.1 -2 59.5 -15 67.2 3
Barrie 196,639 64.3 1 53.9 2 68.3 1
Toronto 5,587,342 61.9 -4 94.5 -2 49.4 -5
Québec 746,417 61.0 -4 49.2 -10 65.5 -2
Guelph 123,099 59.2 3 50.9 21 62.3 -2
Canada 33,739,859 87.2 -4 93.7 -1 84.7 -4
1. A census metropolitan area (CMA) consists of one or more neighbouring municipalities situated around a major urban core. A CMA must have a total population of at least 100,000 of which 50,000 or more live in the urban core. To be included in the CMA, other adjacent municipalities must have a high degree of integration with the central urban area, as measured by commuting flows derived from census data. A CMA typically comprises more than one police service.
2. CMA populations have been adjusted to follow policing boundaries.
3. The Oshawa CMA is excluded from this table due to the incongruity between the police service jurisdictional boundaries and the CMA boundaries.
4. Gatineau refers to the Quebec part of the Ottawa-Gatineau CMA.
5. Ottawa refers to the Ontario part of the Ottawa-Gatineau CMA.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.

 

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