Table 5
Police-reported crime for selected offences, by province and territory, 2009

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Table 5
Province and territory Homicide Serious assault
(levels 2 and 3)
Robbery Total violent crime1
number rate Percent change in rate 2008 to 2009 number rate Percent change in rate 2008 to 2009 number rate Percent change in rate 2008 to 2009 number rate Percent change in rate 2008 to 2009
Newfoundland and Labrador 1 0.2 -80 702 138 -7 115 23 -16 7,622 1,498 -2
Prince Edward Island 0 0.0 -100 117 83 8 19 13 -22 1,781 1,263 11
Nova Scotia 15 1.6 25 1,638 175 2 584 62 1 15,516 1,654 -3
New Brunswick 12 1.6 299 1,151 154 1 197 26 -6 11,551 1,541 3
Quebec 88 1.1 -5 11,491 147 -2 6,759 86 -5 85,099 1,087 0
Ontario 178 1.4 0 15,684 120 -4 12,210 93 1 131,437 1,006 -4
Manitoba 57 4.7 4 4,523 370 3 2,417 198 25 26,303 2,153 6
Saskatchewan 36 3.5 18 4,211 409 -3 1,235 120 -4 25,834 2,508 0
Alberta 95 2.6 -16 7,408 201 -6 3,706 100 -5 55,793 1,513 -2
British Columbia 118 2.6 -1 9,154 205 -8 4,952 111 -10 74,208 1,666 -1
Yukon 2 5.9 -34 177 526 1 9 27 -45 1,399 4,157 9
Northwest Territories 2 4.6 -33 435 1,001 -3 13 30 -41 3,730 8,587 -2
Nunavut 6 18.6 47 409 1,271 -3 23 71 26 3,011 9,356 -4
Canada 610 1.8 -1 57,100 169 -3 32,239 96 -2 443,284 1,314 -1

 

Table 5
Province and territory Break and enter Motor vehicle theft Total property crime1 Total crime (crime rate)1
number rate Percent change in rate 2008 to 2009 number rate Percent change in rate 2008 to 2009 number rate Percent change in rate 2008 to 2009 number rate Percent change in rate 2008 to 2009
Newfoundland and Labrador 2,881 566 2 456 90 4 20,478 4,024 3 32,943 6,473 2
Prince Edward Island 715 507 -12 157 111 -8 6,065 4,302 -3 8,830 6,263 0
Nova Scotia 5,090 543 0 1,311 140 -17 39,213 4,180 0 65,035 6,932 -1
New Brunswick 3,470 463 -9 1,288 172 0 25,077 3,346 -2 42,171 5,627 -1
Quebec 58,282 744 2 27,517 351 -13 265,220 3,388 -3 392,689 5,016 -2
Ontario 56,653 433 -4 27,175 208 -13 414,347 3,170 -2 614,749 4,704 -3
Manitoba 10,510 860 3 6,528 534 -28 72,338 5,920 -4 119,755 9,800 -1
Saskatchewan 9,698 941 -2 5,326 517 -3 73,767 7,161 1 130,767 12,694 1
Alberta 23,181 629 -3 18,246 495 -20 196,759 5,336 -7 314,919 8,540 -5
British Columbia 33,622 755 -15 19,614 440 -15 246,590 5,535 -9 401,230 9,006 -6
Yukon 256 761 -1 130 386 -25 3,058 9,087 -11 7,794 23,160 6
Northwest Territories 717 1,651 -16 233 536 -27 8,568 19,724 -3 18,279 42,080 -4
Nunavut 635 1,973 -5 191 593 9 5,415 16,826 7 12,152 37,759 7
Canada 205,710 610 -4 108,172 321 -15 1,376,895 4,081 -4 2,161,313 6,406 -3

 

Table 5
Province and territory Cannabis Cocaine Other drugs2 Impaired driving3
number rate Percent change in rate 2008 to 2009 number rate Percent change in rate 2008 to 2009 number rate Percent change in rate 2008 to 2009 number rate Percent change in rate 2008 to 2009
Newfoundland and Labrador 834 164 4 172 34 26 208 41 49 1,724 339 8
Prince Edward Island 124 88 0 31 22 10 59 42 17 654 464 39
Nova Scotia 1,983 211 -1 319 34 -17 436 46 0 3,142 335 18
New Brunswick 1,269 169 3 260 35 -5 397 53 23 2,426 324 -11
Quebec 14,347 183 -3 1,899 24 -19 3,769 48 -4 16,493 211 0
Ontario 19,791 151 -2 5,441 42 -24 5,146 39 9 18,129 139 -4
Manitoba 1,669 137 -2 735 60 -16 353 29 11 3,706 303 21
Saskatchewan 1,899 184 -7 406 39 -19 410 40 -5 6,289 611 1
Alberta 6,201 168 3 3,046 83 -6 1,168 32 10 17,597 477 0
British Columbia 16,408 368 -2 4,986 112 -29 2,852 64 -23 17,099 384 18
Yukon 133 395 7 52 155 -23 21 62 -23 397 1,180 4
Northwest Territories 406 935 26 114 262 -10 56 129 -6 669 1,540 -28
Nunavut 252 783 12 5 16 -67 9 28 11 305 948 14
Canada 65,316 194 -1 17,466 52 -21 14,884 44 -2 88,630 263 3

1. See Table 2 for a list of offences included in the total violent crime, total property crime and total crime categories.
2. Includes other drugs such as heroin, crystal meth and ecstasy.
3. Includes alcohol and/or drug impaired operation of a vehicle, alcohol and/or drug impaired operation of a vehicle causing death or bodily harm, failure or refusal to comply with testing for the prescence of alcohol or drugs and failure or refusal to provide a breath or blood sample.
Note: Counts are based upon the most serious violation in the incident. One incident may involve mulitple 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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