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Multi-Variable Regional Comparison Feature

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The Multi-Variable Regional Comparison Feature is designed for retrieving topics for different geographies to aid in making comparisons. Select any number of variables from a single table, and then specify your table options such as geography type, age group, or gender (if applicable). Results will be shown for all geographies of the selected type and can be easily exported to excel for further work.

Table Information

  • Selected account: Community Safety and Social Vitality
  • Selected table: Federal Statute Violations


  • Total Federal Statute Violations
  • Total Drug Violations
  • Posession, Cannabis
  • Possession, Cocaine
  • Total, Possession, Other Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Drugs
  • Total Cannabis, Trafficking, Production or Distribution
  • Total Cocaine, Trafficking, Production or Distribution
  • Total Other Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Drugs, Trafficking, Production or Distribution
  • Youth Criminal Justice Act
  • Total Other Federal Statutes
  • Other Federal Statutes: Bankruptcy Act
  • Other Federal Statutes: Income Tax Act
  • Other Federal Statutes: Canada Shipping Act
  • Other Federal Statutes: Canada Health Act
  • Other Federal Statutes: Customs Act
  • Other Federal Statutes: Competition Act
  • Other Federal Statutes: Excise Act
  • Other Federal Statutes: Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Other Federal Statutes: Firearms Act
  • Other Federal Statutes: National Defense Act
  • Other Federal Statutes Act Offences


Table Definitions [show]
Centre for Justice Statistics, Statistics Canada
The Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (CCSJ), in cooperation with the policing community, collects police reported crime statistics through the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey (UCR). The UCR was developed to measure the incidence of crime in Canadian society and its characteristics. It can represent both the survey instrument itself or the aggregate form of the UCR data.
The basis for counting reported crime in the UCR Survey. An incident is a set of connected events that usually make up a reported occurrence. The reported incident is used in conjunction with Most Serious Offence (MSO).
Most Serious Offence (MSO)
Classifies an incident according to the most serious offence committed during the incident. In categorizing incidents, violent offences always take precedence over non-violent offences. Offences are then sorted according to maximum sentence under the Criminal Code of Canada.
Actual Incidents
When a crime is reported to the police, the incident is recorded as a “reported” incident. Police then conduct a preliminary investigation to determine the validity. Occasionally crimes reported to the police prove to be unfounded. Unfounded incidents are subtracted from the number of incidents to produce the number of “actual incidents.”
Cleared by Charge
When a police investigation leads to the identification of a suspect, an “information” is laid against that person (i.e., the person is charged).
Cleared Otherwise
In some cases police cannot lay an information even if they have identified a suspect and have enough to support the laying of an information. Examples include diplomatic immunity, instances when then the complainant declines to proceed with charges, or cases when the accused dies.
Persons Charged
Includes the number of people charged (not the number of charges laid) or recommended for charges by the police. A person who is simultaneously charged with more than one offence is counted according to the most serious incident, even if the offences occurred in more than one incident. In addition, persons may be counted more than once throughout the year; that is, individuals are counted on each occasion they are charged by the police. Note: In some cases a criminal incident may be solved months or even years after it was reported to the police. For this reason it is possible for the number of cases cleared to be different than the total reported actual incidents (Statistics Canada, 2004)
Refer to those aged 12-17 (inclusive).
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Special Tabulations, 2006 to 2015.

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