The purpose of the Selected police-reported crime statistics - Special COVID-19 report to Statistics Canada survey is to collect timely monthly aggregate information on the types of police-reported activity, including criminal incidents and other calls for police assistance, which occurred during the months of the COVID-19 pandemic. The information is used by policy makers as well as academics and the public.
Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.
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Data are collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S-19.
By law, Statistics Canada is prohibited from releasing any information it collects that could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent, or as permitted by the Statistics Act. Statistics Canada will use the information from this survey for statistical purposes only.
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To enhance the data from this survey and reduce response burden, Statistics Canada may combine the information you provide with data from other surveys or administrative sources.
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Topics covered in the survey
The survey asks questions about:
- selected Uniform Crime Reporting Survey violations that will provide information on topics such as family violence, violent crime, property crime, and impaired driving
- enforcement of public health and emergency acts enacted to contain the pandemic
- selected calls for police service such as calls for domestic disputes, mental health act apprehensions, and child welfare checks.
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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 3302