Crime Statistics (Canada)

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Canada

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Canada by Crime (Reported)

Crime Rates (per 100,000 residents) [1]
Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Total of all violations [0]: 6,465.53 5,982.32 5,793.10 5,934.20 5,987.14 6,057.13 6,122.79
Violent Criminal Code violations (total) [100]: 1,198.78 1,095.65 1,044.23 1,070.26 1,076.07 1,112.82 1,143.50
Homicide [110]: 1.56 1.47 1.71 1.68 1.82 1.76
Attempted murder [1210]: 1.94 1.78 2.18 2.18 2.25 2.18
Sexual assault (not including against children):
Sexual violations against children [130]: 10.83 11.08 11.39 11.90 12.79 14.72 20.31 22.65 23.37
Assaults against a peace officer:
Robbery: 79.36 59.07 62.04 60.81 62.48 60.58
Forcible confinement or kidnapping:
Extortion:
Criminal harassment:
Uttering threats: 201.78 166.59
Indecent/Harassing communications: 41.96
Other violent violations:
Property crime violations (total) [200]: 3,414.44 3,099.54 3,231.39 3,238.61 3,265.76 3,338.81
Breaking and entering: 503.75 438.51
Theft of motor vehicle: 216.91
Theft over $5000 (non-motor vehicle): 42.48
Theft under $5000 (non-motor vehicle): 1365.91
Fraud [2160]: 240.44 226.39 226.60 227.30 229.08 264.47 303.60 309.70 349.20
Identity theft and identity fraud: 46.92
Mischief: 875.65 717.44
Other property crime violations: 79.62
Other Criminal Code violations (total): 965.39
Child pornography (possession and access): 4.94 5.70 6.27 8.03 10.99 9.59 7.23 5.16 4.80
Child pornography (making and distributing): 0 0 0 0 0 2.68 10.39 12.41 10.97
Disturb the peace: 268.84
Administration of justice violations [330]: 489.78 502.12 572.80 594.58 612.17
Other Criminal Code violations (all other violations):
Criminal Code traffic violations (total): 403.86 341.53
Impaired driving: 242.21
Other Criminal Code traffic violations:
Federal Statute violations (total):
Drug violations (total):



Canada by Crime (Charged)

Crime Rates (per 100,000 residents) [2]
Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Total of all violations [0]: 2,080.55 1,951.36 1,874.92 1,888.41 1,918.53 1,904.34 1,911.82
Violent Criminal Code violations (total) [100]: 559.51 519.97 498.95 509.93 519.95 526.40 533.47
Homicide [110]:
Attempted murder [1210]:


Sexual assault (not including against children):
Sexual violations against children [130]: 3.81 4.15 4.35 4.46 4.99 6.53 11.56 12.95 12.77
Assault (not including against a peace officer):
Assaults against a peace officer:
Discharge firearm with intent:
Robbery [160]:
Forcible confinement or kidnapping:
Extortion:
Criminal harassment:
Uttering threats:
Indecent/Harassing communications:
Other violent violations:
Property crime violations (total) [200]: 467.21 440.82 415.92 418.43 390.34 381.27 386.47
Breaking and entering:
Theft of motor vehicle:
Theft over $5000 (non-motor vehicle):
Theft under $5000 (non-motor vehicle):
Fraud [2160]: 62.28 56.92 54.77 52.37 50.79 50.66 56.95 57.75 58.54
Identity theft and identity fraud:
Mischief:
Other property crime violations:
Total Other Criminal Code violations [300]: 543.44 522.06 520.89 533.35 601.21 623.51 643.77
Child pornography (possession and access)[3455]: 1.78 1.75 1.71 2.10 2.31 2.30 1.74 1.36 1.15
Child pornography (making and distributing)[3456]: 0 0 0 0 0 0.08 0.78 1.42 1.43
Disturb the peace:
Administration of justice violations [330]:
Other Criminal Code violations (all other violations):
Criminal Code traffic violations (total) [900]: 251.80 226.89 218.51 215.59 208.24 195.45 190.84
Impaired driving [910]: 199.45 177.24 167.96 164.04 156.84 144.29 138.72
Other Criminal Code traffic violations [9330]:
Federal Statute violations (total) [400]: 258.60 241.62 220.65 211.11 198.79 177.71 157.26
Drug violations (total) [401]: 191.22 179.95 167.92 154.42 134.20

Canada by Crime (Dispositions)

Convictions[1] / Acquittals / Stayed or withdrawn [2] / Other[3] [3]
Year 2010 to 2011 2011 to 2012 2012 to 2013 2013 to 2014 2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020
Total of all offences: C:
A:
S:
O:
251,603
12,755
125,213
4,545
249,152
13,476
120,964
4,022
240,596
12,743
116,796
4,587
222,064
11, 839
108,562
4,106
221,848
11,086
107,036
4,264
224,410
13,029
114,554
4,177
C: 214,540
A: 12,532
S: 113,469
O: 4,044
C:
A:
S:
O:
C:
A:
S:
O:
Crimes Against the Persons: C:
A:
S:
O:
47,074
6,438
38,311
1,402
46,243
6,738
36,636
1,416
44,253
5,836
35,302
1,537
40,436
5,679
32,257
1,399
40,717
5,471
33,184
1,452
41,259
6,321
36,054
1,478
C: 42,302
A: 5,917
S: 38,032
O: 1,440
C:
A:
S:
O:
C:
A:
S:
O:
Homicide C:
A:
S:
O:
138
5
120
9
125
9
93
16
171
10
132
8
151
8
116
14
129
2
117
11
187
8
148
21
181
10
158
9
C:
A:
S:
O:
C:
A:
S:
O:
Crimes Against Property: C:
A:
S:
O:
55,683
1,470
33,311
916
53,517
1,664
32,654
829
51,027
1,521
31,565
953
47,822
1,425
29,880
857
49,932
1,305
29,037
913
C:
A:
S:
O:
48,719
1,367
30,508
882
C:
A:
S:
O:
C:
A:
S:
O:
Administration of Justice: C:
A:
S:
O:
61,907
1,491
21,186
1,023
62,124
1,551
21,165
714
60,104
1,423
21,169
828
55,873
1,242
19,659
754
56,371
1,210
19,797
817
56,336
1,572
22,231
801
48,943
1,237
21,921
748
C:
A:
S:
O:
C:
A:
S:
O:
Footnotes
  1. guilty plea or finding of guilt
  2. This category includes judicial or Crown stays, withdrawals, dismissals and discharges at preliminary inquiry as well as court referrals to alternative or extrajudicial measures and restorative justice programs. These decisions all refer to the court stopping criminal proceedings against the accused.
  3. Other decisions include final decisions of found not criminally responsible and waived out of province or territory. This category also includes any order where a guilty decision was not recorded, the court's acceptance of a special plea, cases which raise Charter arguments and cases where the accused was found unfit to stand trial.

International Comparison

National Actual Incidents: [4]
  • 2017: 2,204,812
  • 2016: 2,161,927
  • 2015: 2,118,681
  • 2014: 2,052,925
  • 2013: 2,098,776
  • 2012: 2,244,458
  • 2011: 2,275,917
  • 2010: 2,379,130
  • 2009: 2,448,654
  • 2008: 2,485,043
  • 2007: 2,534,730
  • 2006: 2,606,887
  • 2005: 2,608,741
  • 2004: 2,680,221
  • 2003: 2,699,428
  • 2002: 2,606,967
  • 2001: 2,602,571
  • 2000: 2,570,663
  • 1999: 2,576,445
  • 1998: 2,688,540

National Rate per 100k: [5]

  • 2017: 6,006.34
  • 2016: 5,961.53
  • 2015: 5,912.73
  • 2014: 5,777.13
  • 2013: 5,970.51
  • 2012: 6,458.77
  • 2011: 6,627.06
  • 2010: 6,996.36
  • 2009: 7,281.47
  • 2008: 7,474.76
  • 2007: 7,707.17
  • 2006: 8,003.83
  • 2005: 8,090.32
  • 2004: 8,391.25
  • 2003: 8,531.78
  • 2002: 8,314.71
  • 2001: 8,390.24
  • 2000: 8,376.49
  • 1999: 8,474.07
  • 1998: 8,915.12
Other Countries

National UK Rate (in thousands): [6], [7]

  • 2018: 6,244 [1]
  • 2017: 6,247
  • 2016: 6,057
  • 2015: 6,529
  • 2014: ?
  • 2013: 7,318
  • 2012: 8,487
  • 2011: 9,345
  • 2010: 9,446
  • 2009: 9,344
  • 2008: 10,283
  • 2007: 9,842
  • 2006: 10,942
  • 2005: 10,581
  • 2004: 10,550
  • 2003: 11,417
  • 2002: 12,018
  • 2001: 12,366
  • 2000: ?
  • 1999: 14,469
  • 1998: ?
  • 1997: 16,469
  1. Not including Fraud and computer-based Crime