Crime Severity Index, by province and territory
Related tables: Crimes and offences.
|Crime Severity Index1,2||Percent change in Crime Severity Index3||Violent Crime Severity Index4||Percent change in violent Crime Severity Index3|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||62.51||-8.52||58.64||-10.92|
|Prince Edward Island||53.93||-16.61||44.34||2.95|
|Notes: The Crime Severity Index is calculated using Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting Survey (UCR2) data. |
1. The Crime Severity Index includes all Criminal Code violations including traffic, as well as drug violations and all Federal Statutes.
2. The Police Reported Crime Severity Index (PRCSI) measures changes in the level of severity of crime in Canada from year to year. In the index, all crimes are assigned a weight based on their seriousness. The level of seriousness is based on actual sentences handed down by the courts in all provinces and territories. More serious crimes are assigned higher weights, less serious offences lower weights. As a result, more serious offences have a greater impact on changes in the index.
3. This represents the year-over-year (current year over last year) percentage change.
4. The violent Crime Severity Index includes all Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting Survey (UCR2) violent violations.
Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 252-0052 and Catalogue no. 85-002-X.
Last modified: 2015-07-22.
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