Integrated Criminal Court Survey (ICCS)

The objective of the Integrated Criminal Court Survey is to develop and maintain a national database of statistical information on appearances, charges, and cases in youth courts and adult criminal courts. The survey is intended to be a census of pending and completed federal statute charges heard in provincial-territorial and superior courts in Canada. Appeal courts, federal courts (e.g., Tax Court of Canada) and the Supreme Court of Canada are not covered by the survey.

Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.

Collection period:
From April 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022
Collection methods:
Microdata are extracted electronically from administrative databases by means of a software interface and submitted to Statistics Canada in an electronic format. Prior to data collection commencing, these interfaces are extensively tested to ensure the required data standards are met. Computer-aided data collection techniques are not used other than local programming used to extract administrative data from information systems.
Survey participation:
Mandatory under the Statistics Act
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    Data are collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S-19. Your information will be kept strictly confidential.

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    Record linkage

    To enhance the data from this survey and to reduce the response burden, Statistics Canada may combine the information you provide with data from other surveys or administrative sources.

    Record linkage has been conducted with the Integrated Criminal Court Survey and the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey to examine topics such as impaired driving, intimate partner violence, drug-related offences and sexual offences.

    The Integrated Criminal Court Survey data has been linked with income, health and socio-demographic data. The main objective of this record linkage project was to fill data gaps related to the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of accused persons who are before the criminal courts in Canada, as well as fill data gaps related to the different health situations of these individuals. Specifically, data from the ICCS was linked to the Census/National Household Survey (NHS), the Discharge Abstract database (DAD), the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS), Ontario Mental Health Reporting System (OMHRS) and the T1 Family File (T1FF).

  • Block Information on Topics covered in the survey

    Topics covered in the survey

    The survey asks questions about

    • children and youth
    • crime and justice
    • crime and justice (youth)
    • criminal courts.
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    Published data

    Statistics Canada publishes the results of its surveys in many formats. To find all the documents related to this survey, follow the links below and type the name of the survey in the search engine located at the left of your screen to filter the results.

    Data: You will find tables, profiles of a community or region, thematic maps, public use microdata files, and data visualization tools.

    Analysis: You will have direct access to Stats in brief (e.g., releases from The Daily, fact sheets), articles and reports, and journals and periodicals.

  • For more information about this survey (questionnaires, definitions, data sources and methods used): survey number 3312
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