Data Elements and Violation Coding Structure for the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey - 2020

The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Survey was designed to measure the incidence of crime in Canadian society and its characteristics. Presented are the data elements that are available from the survey, and the violation codes that are used in data collection.

Data Elements

  • Date of Birth/Age (CSC and victim)
  • Attempted/Completed Violation
  • Charges Laid or Recommended
  • Clearance Date
  • Counter - Frauds and Motor Vehicles
  • CSC Status (Charged/Suspect - Chargeable)
  • Cybercrime
  • Date Charges Laid or Recommended or Processed By Other Means
  • Fingerprint Section I.D. (FPS) Number
  • Fraud Type
  • Gender
  • Hate Crime
  • Incident Clearance Status
  • Incident Date/Time (From and To Date and Time)
  • Incident File Number
  • Level of Injury
  • Location of Incident
  • Most Serious Violation / Violations
  • Most Serious Violation Against The Victim (VAV)
  • Most Serious Weapon Present
  • Motor Vehicle Recovery
  • Name/Primary Key
  • Organized Crime
  • Peace – Public Officer Status
  • Property Stolen
  • Relationship of CSC, (Charged/Suspect – Chargeable), To The Victim
  • Report Date
  • Respondent Code
  • Soundex Code (CSC and victim)
  • Target Vehicle
  • Vehicle Type
  • Weapon Causing Injury

Violation Structure for the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey

Crimes Against the Person

Violations Causing Death

  • Murder 1st Degree
  • Murder 2nd Degree
  • Manslaughter
  • Infanticide
  • Criminal Negligence Causing Death
  • Other Related Offences Causing Death

Attempting the Commission of a Capital Crime

  • Attempted Murder
  • Conspire to Commit Murder

Sexual Violations

  • Sexual Assault, Level 3, Aggravated Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Assault, Level 2, With A Weapon or Bodily Harm
  • Sexual Assault, Level 1
  • Other Sexual Crimes (expired 2008-03-31)
  • Sexual Interference (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Invitation To Sexual Touching (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Sexual Exploitation (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Sexual Exploitation of a Person with a Disability (effective 2008-05-01)
  • Incest (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Corrupting Morals of a Child (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Making Sexually Explicit Material Available to Children (effective 2012-08-09)
  • Parent or Guardian Procuring Sexual Activity
  • Household Permitting Prohibited Sexual Activity
  • Luring a Child via a Computer (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Agreement or Arrangement - sexual offence against child
  • Anal Intercourse (expired 2019-06-20)
  • Bestiality - Commit or Compel Person (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Bestiality in Presence of, or Incites, a Child
  • Voyeurism (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Non-Consensual Distribution of Intimate Images (effective 2015-03-09)
  • Sexual Offence which Occurred Prior to January 4, 1983 (effective 2019-11-04)

Assaults

  • Aggravated Assault Level 3
  • Assault With Weapon or Causing Bodily Harm Level 2
  • Assault Level 1
  • Unlawfully Causing Bodily Harm
  • Discharge Firearm with Intent
  • Using Firearm/Imitation of Firearm in Commission of Offence (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Pointing a Firearm (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Assault Against Peace Public Officer
  • Assault Against Peace Officer with a Weapon or Causing Bodily Harm (effective 2009-10-02)
  • Aggravated Assault Against Peace Officer (effective 2009-10-02)
  • Criminal Negligence Causing Bodily Harm
  • Trap Likely to or Causing Bodily Harm (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Other Assaults

Violations Resulting in the Deprivation of Freedom

  • Kidnapping / Forcible Confinement (expired 2010-01-08)
  • Kidnapping (effective 2010-01-08)
  • Forcible Confinement (effective 2010-01-08)
  • Hostage Taking
  • Trafficking in Persons (effective 2005-11-01)
  • Abduction Under 14, Not Parent/Guardian
  • Abduction Under 16
  • Removal of Children from Canada (effective 1998-01-01)
  • Abduction Under 14 Contravening A Custody Order
  • Abduction Under 14, by Parent/Guardian

Sexual Services Offences

  • Obtaining Sexual Services for Consideration (effective 2014-12-06)
  • Obtaining Sexual Services for Consideration from Person Under 18 Years (effective 2014-12-06)
  • Receive Material Benefit from Sexual Services (effective 2014-12-06)
  • Receive Material Benefit from Sexual Services Provided by a Person Under 18 Years (effective 2014-12-06)
  • Procuring (effective 2014-12-06)
  • Procuring - Person Under 18 Years (effective 2014-12-06)
  • Advertising Sexual Services (effective 2014-12-06)

Other Violations Involving Violence or the Threat of Violence

  • Robbery
  • Robbery to Steal Firearm (effective 2008-05-01)
  • Extortion
  • Intimidation of a Justice System Participant or a Journalist (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Intimidation of a Non-Justice System Participant (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Criminal Harassment (effective 1994-01-01)
  • Indecent/Harassing Communications (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Utter Threats to Person (effective 1998-01-01)
  • Explosives Causing Death/Bodily Harm (effective 1998-01-01)
  • Arson – Disregard for Human Life (effective 1999-05-01)
  • Failure to Comply with Mandatory Safeguards in Relation to Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)(effective 2016-06-17)
  • Forging or Destroying Documents Related to Assistance Requests with Criminal Intent (MAID)(effective 2016-06-17)
  • Other Violations Against the Person

Crimes Against Property

  • Arson
  • Break and Enter
  • Break and Enter to Steal Firearm (effective 2008-05-01)
  • Break and Enter a Motor Vehicle (Firearm) (effective 2008-05-01)
  • Theft Over $5,000
  • Theft of a Motor Vehicle over $5,000 (effective 2004-01-01) (expired 2011-04-28)
  • Theft Over $5,000 from a Motor Vehicle (effective 2004-01-01)
  • Shoplifting Over $5,000 (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Motor Vehicle Theft (effective 2011-04-29)
  • Theft $5,000 or Under
  • Theft of a Motor Vehicle $5,000 and Under (effective 2004-01-01) (expired 2011-04-28)
  • Theft $5,000 or Under from a Motor Vehicle (effective 2004-01-01)
  • Shoplifting $5,000 or Under (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Have Stolen Goods (expired 2011-04-28)
  • Trafficking in Stolen Goods over $5,000 (effective 2011-04-29)
  • Possession of Stolen Goods over $5,000 (effective 2011-04-29)
  • Trafficking in Stolen Goods $5,000 and under (effective 2011-04-29)
  • Possession of Stolen Goods $5,000 and under (effective 2011-04-29)
  • Fraud
  • Identity Theft (effective 2010-01-08)
  • Identity Fraud (effective 2010-01-08)
  • Mischief
  • Mischief over $5,000 (expired 2008-03-31)
  • Mischief $5,000 or Under (expired 2008-03-31)
  • Mischief in Relation to Cultural Property (effective 2014-06-19)
  • Hate-Motivated Mischief Relating to Property Used by Identifiable Group (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Mischief Relating to War Memorials (effective 2014-06-19)
  • Altering/Destroying/Removing a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) (effective 2011-04-29)

Other Criminal Code Violations

Prostitution

  • Bawdy House (expired 2014-12-05)
  • Living off the Avails of Prostitution of a Person Under 18 (effective 1998-01-01) (expired 2014- 12-05)
  • Procuring (expired 2014-12-05)
  • Obtains/Communicates with a Person Under 18 for Purpose of Sex (effective 1998-01-01) (expired 2014-12-05)
  • Other Prostitution (expired 2014-12-05)
  • Public Communication to Sell Sexual Services (effective 2014-12-06)
  • Offences Related to Impeding Traffic to Buy or Sell Sexual Services (effective 2014-12-06)

Disorderly Houses, Gaming and Betting

  • Betting House
  • Gaming House
  • Other Violations Related to Gaming and Betting
  • Common Bawdy House (expired 2019-06-20)

Offensive Weapons

  • Explosives
  • Prohibited (expired 1998-12-01)
  • Restricted (expired 1998-12-01)
  • Firearm Transfers/Serial Numbers (expired 1998-12-01)
  • Other Offensive Weapons (expired 1998-12-01)
  • Using Firearms/Imitation (expired 2008-03-31)
  • Weapons Trafficking (effective 1998-12-01)
  • Weapons Possession Contrary to Order (effective 1998-12-01)
  • Possession of Weapons (effective 1998-12-01)
  • Unauthorized Importing/Exporting of Weapons (effective 1998-12-01)
  • Pointing a Firearm (expired 2008-03-31)
  • Firearms Documentation/Administration (effective 1998-12-01)
  • Unsafe Storage of Firearms (effective 1998-12-01)

Other Criminal Code

  • Failure to Comply with Order
  • Counterfeiting
  • Disturb the Peace
  • Escapes or Helps Escape From Lawful Custody
  • Indecent Acts
  • Possessing or Accessing Child pornography
  • Making, or Distribution of Child Pornography
  • Voyeurism (expired 2008-03-31)
  • Corrupting Morals
  • Luring a Child Via a Computer (expired 2008-03-31)
  • Obstruct Public Peace Officer
  • Prisoner Unlawfully At Large
  • Trespass at Night
  • Failure to Appear
  • Breach of Probation
  • Threatening/Harassing Phone Calls (expired 2008-03-31)
  • Utter Threats Against Property or Animals (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Advocating Genocide (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Public Incitement Of Hatred (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Unauthorized Recording of a Movie/Purpose of Sale, Rental, Commercial Distribution (2007-06- 22)
  • Offences Against Public Order (Part II CC)
  • Property or Services for Terrorist Activity (effective 2002-01-01)
  • Freezing of Property, Disclosure, Audit (effective 2002-01-01)
  • Participate in Activity of Terrorist Group (effective 2002-01-01)
  • Facilitate Terrorist Activity (effective 2002-01-01)
  • Instruction/Commission of Act of Terrorism (effective 2002-01-01)
  • Harbor or Conceal Terrorist (effective 2002-01-01) (expired 2013-07-14)
  • Hoax – Terrorism (effective 2005-01-01)
  • Advocating/Promoting Terrorism Offence (effective 2015-07-18)
  • Firearms and Other Offensive Weapons (Part III CC)
  • Leaving Canada to Participate in Terrorist Group (effective 2013-07-15)
  • Leaving Canada to Facilitate Terrorist Group (effective 2013-07-15)
  • Leaving Canada to Commit Offence for Terrorist Group (effective 2013-07-15)
  • Leaving Canada to Commit Offence that is Terrorist Activity (effective 2013-07-15)
  • Harbour / Conceal Terrorist (max. penalty for terrorist activity does not equal life) (effective 2013-07-25)
  • Harbour / Conceal Person Likely to Carry Out Terrorist Activity (effective 2013-07-15)
  • Concealing Person who Carried Out Terrorist Activity that is a Terrorism Offence for which that Person is Liable to Imprisonment for Life (effective 2013-07-15)
  • Concealing Person who Carried Out Terrorist Activity that is a Terrorism Offence for which that Person is Liable to Any Punishment Other than Life (effective 2013-07-15)
  • Harbour / Conceal Person Likely to Carry Out Terrorist Activity (effective 2013-07-15)
  • Offences Against the Administration of Law and Justice (Part IV CC)
  • Sexual Offences, Public Morals and Disorderly Conduct (Part V CC)
  • Invasion of Privacy (Part VI CC)
  • Disorderly Houses, Gaming and Betting (Part VII CC) (expired 2008-03-31)
  • Offences Against the Person and Reputation (Part VIII CC)
  • Failure to Comply with the Regulations/Obligations for Medical Assistance in Dying
  • Offences Against the Rights of Property (Part IX CC)
  • Fraudulent Transactions Relating to Contracts and Trade (Part X CC)
  • Intimidation of Justice System Participant (expired 2008-03-31)
  • Willful and Forbidden Acts in Respect of Certain Property (Part XI CC)
  • Offences Related to Currency (Part XII CC)
  • Proceeds of Crime (Part XII.2 CC) (effective 1998-01-01)
  • Attempts, Conspiracies, Accessories (Part XIII CC)
  • Instruct Offence for Criminal Organization (effective 2002-01-01)
  • Commit Offence for Criminal Organization (effective 2002-01-01)
  • Participate in Activities of Criminal Organization (effective 2002-01-01)
  • Recruitment of Members by a Criminal Organization (effective 2014-09-06)
  • All other Criminal Code (includes Part XII.1 CC)

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (effective 1997-06-01)

Possession

  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Other Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Cannabis (Pre-legalization) (expired 2018-10-16)
  • Methamphetamine (Crystal Meth) (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Methylenedioxyamphetamine (Ecstasy) (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Opioid (Other than Heroin)

Trafficking

  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Other Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Cannabis (Pre-legalization) (expired 2018-10-16)
  • Methamphetamine (Crystal Meth) (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Methylenedioxyamphetamine (Ecstasy) (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Opioid (Other than Heroin)

Importation and Exportation

  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Other Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Cannabis (Pre-legalization) (expired 2018-10-16)
  • Methamphetamine (Crystal Meth) (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Methylenedioxyamphetamine (Ecstasy) (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Opioid (Other than Heroin)

Production

  • Heroin (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Cocaine (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Other Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Cannabis (Pre-legalization) (expired 2018-10-16)
  • Methamphetamine (Crystal Meth) (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Methylenedioxyamphetamine (Ecstasy) (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Opioid (Other than Heroin)

Other

  • Possession, Sale, etc., for Use in Production of or Trafficking in Substance (effective 2011-06-26)
  • Proceeds of Crime (CDSA) (expired 2002-02-01)

Cannabis Act (effective 2018-10-17)

Possession

  • Possession of Illicit or Over 30g Dried Cannabis (or Equivalent) by Adult (effective 2018-10-17)
  • Possession of Over 5g Dried Cannabis (or Equivalent) by Youth (effective 2018-10-17)
  • Possession of Budding or Flowering Plants, or More than Four Cannabis Plants (effective 2018-10-17)
  • Possession of Cannabis by Organization (effective 2018-10-17)

Distribution

  • Distribution of Illicit, Over 30g Dried Cannabis (or equivalent), or to an Organization, by Adult (effective 2018-10-17)
  • Distribution of Cannabis to Youth, by Adult (effective 2018-10-17)
  • Distribution of Over 5g Dried Cannabis (or Equivalent), or to an Organization, by Youth (effective 2018-10-17)
  • Distribution of Budding or Flowering Plants, or More than Four Cannabis Plants (effective 2018-10-17)
  • Distribution of Cannabis by Organization (effective 2018-10-17)
  • Possession of Cannabis for Purpose of Distributing (effective 2018-10-17)

Sale

  • Sale of Cannabis to Adult (effective 2018-10-17)
  • Sale of Cannabis to Youth (effective 2018-10-17)
  • Sale of Cannabis to an Organization (effective 2018-10-17)
  • Possession of Cannabis for Purpose of Selling (effective 2018-10-17)

Importation and Exportation

  • Importation and Exportation of Cannabis (effective 2018-10-17)
  • Possession of Cannabis for Purpose of Exportation (effective 2018-10-17)

Production

  • Obtain, Offer to Obtain, Alter or Offer to Alter Cannabis (effective 2018-10-17)
  • Cultivate, Propagate or Harvest Cannabis by Adult (effective 2018-10-17)
  • Cultivate, Propagate or Harvest Cannabis by Youth or Organization (effective 2018-10-17)

Other Cannabis Violations

  • Possess, Produce, Sell, Distribute or Import Anything for Use in Production or Distribution of Illicit Cannabis (effective 2018-10-17)
  • Use of Young Person in the Commission of a Cannabis Offence (effective 2018-10-17)
  • Other Cannabis Act (effective 2018-10-17)

Other Federal Statute Violations

  • Bankruptcy Act
  • Income Tax Act
  • Canada Shipping Act
  • Canada Health Act
  • Customs Act
  • Competition Act
  • Excise Act
  • Young Offenders Act (expired 2003-03-31)
  • Youth Criminal Justice Act (effective 2003-04-01)
  • Immigration & Refugee Protection Act
  • Human Trafficking (effective 2011-04-29)
  • Human Smuggling fewer than 10 persons (effective 2011-04-29)
  • Human Smuggling 10 persons or more (effective 2011-04-29)
  • Firearms Act (effective 1998-12-01)
  • National Defence Act (effective 2002-01-01)
  • Quarantine Act
  • Other Federal Statutes

Traffic Violations

Dangerous Operation

  • Causing Death
  • Causing Bodily Harm
  • Operation of Motor Vehicle, Vessel or Aircraft

Flight from Peace Officer

  • Causing Death (effective 2000-03-30) (expired 2018-12-17)
  • Causing Bodily-Harm (effective 2000-03-30) (expired 2018-12-17)
  • Flight From Peace Officer (effective 2000-03-30)

Impaired Operation/Related Violations

  • Failure to Comply or Refusal (Alcohol) (expired 2018-12-17)
  • Failure to Comply or Refusal (Drugs) (expired 2018-12-17)
  • Failure to Provide Blood Sample (Alcohol) (expired 2018-12-17)
  • Failure to Provide Blood Sample (Drugs) (expired 2018-12-17)
  • Operation - Low Blood Drug Concentration
  • Operation while Impaired Causing Death (Alcohol)
  • Operation while Impaired Causing Death (Drugs)
  • Operation while Impaired Causing Death (Alcohol and Drugs)
  • Operation while Impaired Causing Death (Unspecified)
  • Operation while Impaired Causing Bodily Harm (Alcohol)
  • Operation while Impaired Causing Bodily Harm (Drugs)
  • Operation while Impaired Causing Bodily Harm (Alcohol and Drugs)
  • Operation while Impaired Causing Bodily Harm (Unspecified)
  • Operation while Impaired (Alcohol)
  • Operation while Impaired (Drugs)
  • Operation while Impaired (Alcohol and Drugs)
  • Operation while Impaired (Unspecified)
  • Fail/Refuse to Comply with Demand (Alcohol)
  • Fail/Refuse to Comply with Demand (Drugs)
  • Fail/Refuse to Comply with Demand (Alcohol and Drugs)
  • Fail/Refuse to Comply with Demand (Unspecified)
  • Fail/Refuse to Comply with Demand, Accident Resulting in Bodily Harm (alcohol)
  • Fail/Refuse to Comply with Demand, Accident Resulting in Bodily Harm (Drugs)
  • Fail/Refuse to Comply with Demand, Accident Resulting in Bodily Harm (Alcohol and Drugs)
  • Fail/Refuse to Comply with Demand, Accident Resulting in Bodily Harm (Unspecified)
  • Fail/Refuse to Comply with Demand, Accident Resulting in Death (Alcohol)
  • Fail/Refuse to Comply with Demand, Accident Resulting in Death (Drugs)
  • Fail/Refuse to Comply with Demand, Accident Resulting in Death (Alcohol and Drug)
  • Fail/Refuse to Comply with Demand, Accident Resulting in Death (Unspecified)

Other Criminal Code Traffic Violations

  • Failure to Stop or Remain (unspecified) (expired 2011-04-28)
  • Failure to Stop Causing Death (effective 2011-04-29)
  • Failure to Stop Causing Bodily Harm (effective 2011-04-29)
  • Failure to Stop or Remain (effective 2011-04-29)
  • Operation While Prohibited
  • Other Criminal Code (expired 2018-12-17)

Street Racing (expired 2018-12-17)

  • Causing Death by Criminal Negligence While Street Racing (effective 2006-12-14) (expired 2018-12-17)
  • Causing Bodily Harm by Criminal Negligence While Street Racing (effective 2006-12-14) (expired 2018-12-17)
  • Dangerous Operation Causing Death While Street Racing (effective 2006-12-14) (expired 2018-12-17)
  • Dangerous Operation Causing Bodily Harm While Street Racing (effective 2006-12-14) (expired 2018-12-17)
  • Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle While Street Racing (effective 2006-12-14) (expired 2018-12-17)

For more information, contact Information and Client Services, Canadian Centre for Justice and Community Safety Statistics by email at: statcan.ccjcss-ccsjsc.statcan@canada.ca

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