Table 8
Police-reported youth Crime Severity Indexes, by province and territory, 2009

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Province and territory Youth Crime Severity Index Youth violent Crime Severity Index Youth non-violent Crime Severity Index
index Percent change 2008 to 2009 index Percent change 2008 to 2009 index Percent change 2008 to 2009
Newfoundland and Labrador 82.3 -20 52.5 -28 104.6 -16
Prince Edward Island 71.5 2 49.6 -2 87.9 4
Nova Scotia 120.1 -9 103.3 -17 132.7 -4
New Brunswick 112.3 12 89.7 20 129.3 8
Quebec 64.4 3 71.0 5 59.5 1
Ontario 87.8 -2 98.8 -2 79.6 -1
Manitoba 192.5 9 232.6 20 162.5 -1
Saskatchewan 239.8 -7 181.2 -10 283.7 -5
Alberta 100.2 -10 89.8 -9 108.1 -10
British Columbia 70.8 -1 67.3 -2 73.4 0
Yukon 291.6 16 259.9 63 315.4 -1
Northwest Territories 428.0 -7 216.1 -11 586.8 -6
Nunavut 445.7 18 256.1 71 587.8 7
Canada 93.7 -2 95.5 0 92.4 -3
Note: Refers to youth 12 to 17 years of age who were either charged (or recommended for charging) by police or diverted from the formal criminal justice system through the use of warnings, cautions, referrals to community programs, etc.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.

 

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