Police-reported weighted clearance rates by size of population policed, Canada, 2010
|Population of service area||Weighted violent clearance rateNote 1||Weighted non-violent clearance rateNote 1||Total weighted clearance rateNote 1|
|1,000 to 4,999||82.9||42.9||53.1|
|5,000 to 14,999||80.5||34.3||45.1|
|15,000 to 49,999||81.4||30.5||41.6|
|50,000 to 99,999||72.6||28.3||38.4|
|100,000 to 249,999||63.8||26.8||35.6|
|250,000 to 499,999||57.9||26.4||34.8|
|500,000 and above||53.9||29.8||37.6|
1. 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.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.
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