Table 6
Police-reported crime for selected offences, by census metropolitan area, 2009

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Census
metropolitan area1,2,3
Total crime (crime rate)4 Homicide Robbery Break and enter Motor vehicle theft
rate Percent change in rate 2008 to 2009 number rate rate Percent change in rate 2008 to 2009 rate Percent change in rate 2008 to 2009 rate Percent change in rate 2008 to 2009
St. John's 7,378 7 0 0.0 46 -25 766 9 122 -5
Halifax 7,159 -1 12 3.0 119 -3 551 6 166 -22
Moncton 5,945 0 2 1.5 45 26 500 13 198 -7
Saint John 7,674 -4 0 0.0 77 -2 483 -24 135 -26
Saguenay 4,427 7 5 3.4 24 -3 599 21 246 2
Québec 4,082 -5 2 0.3 48 0 645 3 190 -13
Sherbrooke 4,670 1 1 0.5 40 -15 568 -19 197 -15
Trois-Rivières 4,977 4 3 2.0 42 -27 875 5 436 8
Montréal 5,474 -2 44 1.2 145 -4 706 3 402 -17
Gatineau5 5,323 -2 2 0.7 59 -6 713 9 204 -17
Ottawa6 4,558 -4 10 1.1 109 15 356 -10 197 -1
Kingston 5,263 -7 4 2.5 45 52 412 -17 136 -9
Peterborough 5,168 -3 1 0.8 58 7 484 27 123 -33
Toronto 3,802 -5 90 1.6 134 0 318 -7 201 -17
Hamilton 5,071 -5 9 1.3 103 -12 448 -7 425 -1
St. Catharines-Niagara 5,284 -6 5 1.1 66 -13 694 -2 254 -7
Kitchener 5,465 6 4 0.8 53 14 506 9 213 -4
Brantford 7,842 1 2 1.4 53 -2 775 5 686 -12
Guelph 4,899 2 1 0.8 50 47 431 -10 136 -18
London 6,818 -1 3 0.6 84 16 656 11 302 -14
Windsor 5,153 -3 5 1.5 76 -9 511 -11 176 -10
Barrie 5,548 1 1 0.5 45 -1 396 1 147 -10
Greater Sudbury 5,380 1 4 2.4 96 31 566 8 216 -12
Thunder Bay 9,013 5 6 5.0 129 -1 707 -16 169 -23
Winnipeg 7,931 -3 32 4.1 293 26 810 4 629 -34
Regina 10,492 -5 4 1.9 214 -4 856 -16 575 -22
Saskatoon 10,169 -6 6 2.3 204 -4 856 1 601 5
Calgary 5,168 -10 24 1.9 113 5 494 -7 416 -28
Edmonton 8,724 -4 30 2.6 149 -12 695 -3 601 -14
Kelowna 10,474 -4 3 1.7 95 0 796 3 659 -18
Abbotsford-Mission 7,655 -21 9 5.2 114 -10 727 -37 622 -33
Vancouver 8,016 -6 61 2.6 152 -11 787 -13 464 -7
Victoria 7,980 -4 3 0.9 82 9 525 -29 263 -5
Canada 6,406 -3 610 1.8 96 -2 610 -4 321 -15
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. Homicide data is available for this CMA, and in 2009 there were 3 homicides representing a rate of 0.8 per 100,000 population.
4. See Table 2 for a list of offences included in the total crime category.
5. Gatineau refers to the Quebec part of the Ottawa-Gatineau CMA.
6. Ottawa refers to the Ontario part of the Ottawa-Gatineau CMA.
Notes: 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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