Table 4
Police-reported crime for selected offences, Canada, 2010 and 2011

Table 4
Police-reported crime for selected offences, Canada, 2010 and 2011
Type of offence 2010r 2011 Percent change in rate 2010 to 2011 Percent change in rate 2001 to 2011
number rate number rate percent
Total crime (excluding traffic) – "Crime Rate" 2,094,875 6,139 1,984,916 5,756 -6 -24
Violent crime  
Homicide 554 2 598 2 7 -3
Other violations causing deathNote 1 100 0 78 0 -23 -49
Attempted murder 668 2 655 2 -3 -19
Sexual assault - level 3 - aggravated 179 1 140 0 -23 -22
Sexual assault - level 2 - weapon or bodily harm 402 1 398 1 -2 12
Sexual assault - level 1 21,795 64 21,283 62 -3 -19
Sexual violations against childrenNote 2,Note 3 3,684 11 3,822 11 3 Note : not applicable
Assault - level 3 - aggravated 3,481 10 3,486 10 -1 15
Assault - level 2 - weapon or bodily harm 51,955 152 50,184 146 -4 5
Assault - level 1 175,289 514 172,770 501 -2 -19
Assault police officerNote 4 15,913 47 11,943 35 -26 31
Other assaults 3,281 10 3,097 9 -7 -34
Firearms - use of, discharge, pointing 2,017 6 1,936 6 -5 -20
Robbery 30,478 89 29,746 86 -3 -13
Forcible confinement or kidnapping 4,301 13 3,774 11 -13 35
Abduction 449 1 402 1 -11 -46
Extortion 1,578 5 1,525 4 -4 -17
Criminal harassment 21,315 62 21,690 63 1 1
Uttering threats 76,347 224 71,945 209 -7 -28
Threatening or harassing phone calls 21,604 63 20,341 59 -7 -42
Other violent Criminal Code violations 3,830 11 4,597 13 19 9
Total 439,220 1,287 424,410 1,231 -4 -16
Property crime  
Breaking and entering 197,058 577 181,217 526 -9 -42
Possess stolen propertyNote 5,Note 6 30,275 89 21,496 62 -30 -28
Theft of motor vehicle 92,505 271 82,411 239 -12 -56
Theft over $5,000 (non-motor vehicle) 15,649 46 15,153 44 -4 -35
Theft under $5,000 (non-motor vehicle) 527,509 1,546 497,452 1,443 -7 -32
FraudNote 7 89,830 263 89,801 260 -1 -7
MischiefNote 8 340,090 997 315,977 916 -8 -15
Arson 12,234 36 10,378 30 -16 -35
Total 1,305,150 3,824 1,213,885 3,520 -8 -31
Other Criminal Code offences  
Counterfeiting 815 2 620 2 -25 -68
Weapons violations 15,038 44 14,471 42 -5 0
Child pornographyNote 9 .. .. .. .. .. ..
Prostitution 3,020 9 2,459 7 -19 -57
Disturb the peace 119,913 351 117,476 341 -3 17
Administration of justice violations 178,135 522 177,159 514 -2 2
Other violations 31,366 92 31,304 91 -1 -29
Total 350,505 1,027 346,621 1,005 -2 2
Criminal Code traffic violations  
Impaired drivingNote 10 87,231 256 90,277 262 2 -2
Other Criminal Code traffic violations 55,615 163 55,938 162 0 29
Total 142,846 419 146,215 424 1 8
Drug offences  
Possession - cannabis 56,853 167 61,406 178 7 16
Possession - cocaine 7,325 21 7,392 21 0 23
Possession - other drugsNote 11 9,761 29 10,352 30 5 97
Trafficking, production or distribution - cannabis 18,363 54 16,548 48 -11 -26
Trafficking, production or distribution - cocaine 9,873 29 10,251 30 3 37
Trafficking, production or distribution - other drugs 7,047 21 7,215 21 1 41
Total 109,222 320 113,164 328 3 14
Other federal statute violations  
Youth Criminal Justice Act 11,957 35 11,619 34 -4 -44
Other federal statutes 20,767 61 21,344 62 2 0
Total 32,724 96 32,963 96 0 -22
Total - all violations 2,379,667 6,973 2,277,258 6,604 -5 -21
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 therefore the percent change from 2001 to 2011 is not shown.
3. Includes sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching, sexual exploitation, and luring a child via a computer. Excludes incidents of child pornography due to limited information on victim characteristics.
4. In 2010, a system anomaly resulted in some non-peace officer assaults being coded as peace officer assaults in 2010. Comparisons between 2010 and other years should be made with caution.
5. Includes trafficking and the intent to traffic stolen goods.
6. In 2011, the UCR survey was modified to create separate categories for possession of stolen property less than or equal to $5,000, and possession of stolen property over $5,000. As a result, incidents of possession under $5,000 may now be reported as secondary offences when occurring in conjunction with more serious offences, leading to a decrease in the number of possession of stolen property incidents reported in 2011.
7. Includes identity theft and identity fraud.
8. Includes altering, removing or destroying a vehicle identification number (VIN).
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. Includes precursors and equipment.
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.