Table 4
Police-reported crime for selected offences, Canada, 2009 and 2010

Table 4
Police-reported crime for selected offences, Canada, 2009 and 2010
Type of offence 2009r 2010 percent change in rate 2009 to 2010 percent change in rate 2000 to 2010
number rate number rate percent
Total crime (excluding traffic)– "Crime Rate" 2,172,960 6,444 2,095,921 6,145 -5 -19
Violent crime  
Homicide 610 2 554 2 -10 -9
Other violations causing death1 101 0 91 0 -11 -18
Attempted murder 801 2 693 2 -14 -19
Sexual assault - level 3 - aggravated 119 0 188 1 56 -7
Sexual assault - level 2 - weapon or bodily harm 352 1 388 1 9 -11
Sexual assault - level 1 20,450 61 21,604 63 4 -17
Sexual violations against children2 2,693 8 3,648 11
Assault - level 3 - aggravated 3,619 11 3,410 10 -7 20
Assault - level 2 - weapon or bodily harm 53,383 158 51,340 151 -5 14
Assault - level 1 180,564 535 173,843 510 -5 -18
Assault police officer3 11,837 35 17,377 51 45 105
Other assaults 3,427 10 3,257 10 -6 -36
Firearms - use of, discharge, pointing 1,736 5 1,952 6 11 -21
Robbery 32,463 96 30,405 89 -7 -11
Forcible confinement or kidnapping 4,791 14 4,308 13 -11 80
Abduction 435 1 446 1 1 -46
Extortion 1,718 5 1,548 5 -11 -29
Criminal harassment 19,860 59 21,108 62 5 -5
Uttering threats 78,652 233 75,927 223 -5 -28
Threatening or harassing phone calls 23,186 69 21,436 63 -9 -36
Other violent Criminal Code violations 3,736 11 3,793 11 0 -11
Total 444,533 1,318 437,316 1,282 -3 -14
Property crime  
Breaking and entering 206,069 611 196,881 577 -6 -40
Possess stolen property 30,712 91 29,823 87 -4 -6
Theft of motor vehicle 107,992 320 92,683 272 -15 -48
Theft over $5,000 (non-motor vehicle) 15,795 47 15,790 46 -1 -33
Theft under $5,000 (non-motor vehicle) 559,155 1,658 536,151 1,572 -5 -27
Fraud 90,731 269 88,491 259 -4 -7
Mischief 362,326 1,075 339,831 996 -7 -6
Arson 13,404 40 12,241 36 -10 -19
Total 1,386,184 4,111 1,311,891 3,846 -6 -26
Other Criminal Code offences  
Counterfeiting 818 2 820 2 -1 -46
Weapons violations 14,987 44 14,861 44 -2 3
Child pornography4 .. .. .. .. .. ..
Prostitution 3,534 10 3,043 9 -15 -46
Disturb the peace 117,644 349 117,903 346 -1 32
Administration of justice violations 171,848 510 176,560 518 2 9
Other violations 31,825 94 31,337 92 -3 -25
Total 342,243 1,015 346,714 1,016 0 10
Criminal Code traffic violations  
Impaired driving5 88,303 262 84,397 247 -6 -4
Other Criminal Code traffic violations 57,839 172 55,604 163 -5 46
Total 146,142 433 140,001 410 -5 11
Drug offences  
Possession - cannabis 49,151 146 56,870 167 14 13
Possession - cocaine 7,614 23 7,256 21 -6 32
Possession - other drugs 8,224 24 9,462 28 14 91
Trafficking, production or distribution - cannabis 16,404 49 18,256 54 10 -21
Trafficking, production or distribution - cocaine 10,027 30 9,729 29 -4 11
Trafficking, production or distribution - other drugs 6,543 19 6,956 20 5 38
Total 97,963 291 108,529 318 10 11
Other federal statute violations  
Youth Criminal Justice Act 12,461 37 13,036 38 3 -45
Other federal statutes 19,279 57 19,684 58 1 33
Total 31,740 94 32,720 96 2 -15
Total—all violations 2,448,805 7,262 2,377,171 6,969 -4 -17
r revised
.. not available for a specific reference period
1. Includes, for example, criminal negligence causing death.
2. Sexual offences against children is a relatively new crime category with only partial data available prior to 2010. As a result, numbers and rates should not be directly compared to data from previous years.
3. In 2009, legislation was introduced to create the offences of assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm to a peace officer (level 2) and aggravated assault to a peace officer (level 3). As a result, the large increase in assaults against police officers may be the result of increased reporting and should be interpreted with caution.
4. 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.
5. 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 presence 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 multiple violations. Data for specific types of crime are available (in most cases) beginning in 1977. 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.