Table 5
Police-reported weighted clearance rates, Crime Severity Index and police strength, selected police services, 2010

Table 5
Police-reported weighted clearance rates, Crime Severity Index and police strength, selected police services, 2010
20 largest municipal and selected other police services PopulationNote 1 Violent weighted clearance rateNote 2 Non-violent weighted clearance rateNote 2 Total weighted clearance rateNote 2 Crime Severity Index Police officers per 100,000 population
number percent index rate
Toronto Police 2,720,024 47.8 29.7 38.5 74.0 212.3
Montréal PoliceNote 3 1,934,082 48.3 19.5 30.4 103.3 231.9
Peel Regional Police 1,273,348 52.9 36.3 42.3 51.9 145.7
Calgary Police 1,138,393 49.6 29.5 35.6 75.8 165.3
York Regional Police 1,040,165 65.7 38.7 46.7 43.2 137.0
Ottawa Police 896,529 56.2 34.3 41.2 61.3 144.6
Edmonton Police 830,496 52.1 33.1 39.0 110.4 196.0
Winnipeg Police 684,061 45.9 19.1 29.4 132.1 196.0
Vancouver Police 660,496 38.4 23.9 29.0 110.4 216.0
Durham Regional Police 620,427 65.2 39.4 48.2 51.3 147.5
Québec Police 547,102 59.0 22.3 32.2 61.6 130.5
Hamilton Regional Police 533,280 48.4 23.2 31.6 82.3 150.4
Waterloo Regional Police 522,968 61.4 37.6 44.4 67.6 139.6
Halton Regional Police 506,900 64.4 30.6 38.3 37.5 120.5
Surrey, RCMP 444,583 40.0 15.6 23.8 130.9 134.5
Niagara Regional Police 443,866 61.0 27.9 35.5 69.5 164.9
Halifax Regional PoliceNote 4 403,437 43.8 26.3 31.6 96.8 225.4
Longueuil Police 401,764 62.7 20.7 30.8 77.6 134.9
Laval Police 398,667 61.9 24.7 35.8 69.2 130.9
London Police 378,809 69.8 38.9 46.7 92.8 155.0
Saskatoon PoliceNote 5 229,342 40.1 33.0 35.5 141.9 191.9
Windsor Police 221,310 63.1 28.3 38.4 85.3 210.6
Regina Police 198,322 56.0 36.7 43.0 137.8 188.1
St. John's, Royal Nfld. Constabulary 186,242 39.7 18.8 23.9 101.9 174.5
Greater Sudbury Police 164,357 69.4 28.2 39.7 84.2 155.2
Codiac Regional Police, RCMP 108,395 78.0 34.1 46.8 77.2 142.1
Victoria Police 104,721 52.5 27.5 35.6 144.4 230.0
Cape Breton Regional Police 101,339 64.5 27.0 36.0 66.8 199.3
Saint John Police 70,340 62.3 38.0 45.4 120.6 236.0
Charlottetown Police 35,406 78.0 25.9 34.4 94.9 166.6
1. Populations are based on preliminary postcensal estimates for 2010, Statistics Canada, Demography Division. Populations are adjusted to follow policing boundaries.
2. The weighted clearance rate is based on the same principle used to create the police-reported Crime Severity Index, whereby more serious offences are assigned a higher weight than less serious offences. Applying this concept to clearance rates means that, for example, the clearance of a homicide, robbery or break and enter receives a higher weight than the clearance of less serious offences such as minor theft, mischief and disturbing the peace.
3. Counts for Montréal Police Service have been imputed based on 2009 data.
4. Crime statistics include the RCMP Halifax District detachment. Police officer strength is for Halifax Police only.
5. Saskatoon Police report that there may have been a problem with their 2010 clearance statistics and that the current rates may be revised in 2012.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Uniform Crime Reporting Survey and Police Administration Survey.
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