Table 6
Police-reported crime for selected offences, Canada, 2011 and 2012

Table 6
Police-reported crime for selected offences, Canada, 2011 and 2012
Table summary
This table displays the results of police-reported crime for selected offences. The information is grouped by type of offence (appearing as row headers), 2011, 2012, percent change in rate 2011 to 2012 and percent change in rate 2002 to 2012, calculated using number, rate and percent units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Type of offence 2011Note r: revised 2012 Percent change in rate 2011 to 2012 Percent change in rate 2002 to 2012
number rate number rate percent
Total crime (excluding traffic)—'crime rate' 1,984,790 5,756 1,949,160 5,588 -3 -26
Violent crime  
Homicide 598 2 543 2 -10 -16
Other violations causing deathNote 1 76 0 97 0 26 -54
Attempted murder 665 2 676 2 0 -10
Sexual assault — Level 3 — aggravated 149 0 130 0 -14 -24
Sexual assault — Level 2 — weapon or bodily harm 400 1 369 1 -9 -11
Sexual assault — Level 1 21,311 62 21,422 61 -1 -20
Sexual violations against childrenNote 2Note 3Note 4 3,804 11 3,968 11 3 Note ...: not applicable
Assault — Level 3 — aggravated 3,526 10 3,514 10 -1 16
Assault — Level 2 — weapon or bodily harm 50,431 146 49,537 142 -3 2
Assault — Level 1 173,099 502 169,996 487 -3 -19
Assault against peace officer 11,424 33 10,612 30 -8 12
Other assaults 2,986 9 2,904 8 -4 -36
Firearms — use of, discharge, pointing 1,944 6 2,040 6 4 -15
Robbery 29,790 86 27,680 79 -8 -17
Forcible confinement or kidnapping 3,780 11 3,609 10 -6 6
Abduction 404 1 390 1 -5 -42
Extortion 1,527 4 1,713 5 11 -17
Criminal harassment 21,752 63 22,203 64 1 -5
Uttering threats 71,778 208 70,383 202 -3 -26
Indecent or harassing phone calls 20,258 59 18,712 54 -9 -42
Other violent Criminal Code violations 4,636 13 4,621 13 -1 4
Total 424,338 1,231 415,119 1,190 -3 -17
Property crime  
Breaking and entering 181,250 526 175,712 504 -4 -43
Possession of stolen propertyNote 5Note 6 21,660 63 17,359 50 -21 -48
Theft of motor vehicle 82,460 239 77,939 223 -7 -57
Theft over $5,000 (non-motor vehicle) 15,095 44 15,449 44 1 -30
Theft of $5,000 or under (non-motor vehicle) 497,916 1,444 496,781 1,424 -1 -33
Fraud (excluding identity fraud)Note 7 77,741 225 78,433 225 0 -11
Identity fraudNote 7Note 8 12,013 35 12,739 37 5 Note ...: not applicable
MischiefNote 9 315,776 916 305,520 876 -4 -18
Arson 10,401 30 11,040 32 5 -23
Total 1,214,312 3,521 1,190,972 3,414 -3 -33
Other Criminal Code offences  
Counterfeiting 622 2 441 1 -30 -84
Weapons violations 14,003 41 13,946 40 -2 -5
Child pornographyNote 10Note 11Note 12 1,958 6 1,919 6 -3 91
Prostitution 2,452 7 2,077 6 -16 -68
TerrorismNote 13Note 14 59 0 114 0 91 Note ...: not applicable
Disturbing the peace 117,698 341 112,513 323 -5 13
Administration of justice violations 178,113 517 180,652 518 0 1
Other violations 31,235 91 31,407 90 -1 -26
Total 346,140 1,004 343,069 984 -2 -1
Criminal Code traffic violations  
Impaired drivingNote 15 89,607 260 84,483 242 -7 -5
Other Criminal Code traffic violations 55,922 162 56,386 162 0 31
Total 145,529 422 140,869 404 -4 7
Drug offences  
Possession — cannabis 61,764 179 57,429 165 -8 4
Possession — cocaine 7,355 21 7,847 22 5 19
Possession — other drugsNote 16 10,355 30 10,661 31 2 89
Trafficking, production or distribution — cannabis 16,533 48 15,674 45 -6 -30
Trafficking, production or distribution — cocaine 10,144 29 10,553 30 3 39
Trafficking, production or distribution — other drugs 7,194 21 7,291 21 0 24
Total 113,345 329 109,455 314 -5 6
Other federal statute violations  
Youth Criminal Justice ActNote 17 11,785 34 12,544 36 5 -36
Other federal statutes 20,468 59 23,297 67 13 23
Total 32,253 94 35,841 103 10 -20
Total, all violations 2,275,917 6,600 2,235,325 6,409 -3 -23