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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: Crime Severity Index


  • Crime Severity Index
  • Percent Change in Crime Severity Index
  • Violent Crime Severity Index
  • Percent Change in Violent Crime Severity Index
  • Non-Violent Crime Severity Index
  • Percent Change in Non-Violent Crime Severity Index
  • Youth Crime Severity Index
  • Percent change in youth crime severity index
  • Weighted clearance rate (number)
  • Percent change in weighted clearance rate


Table Definitions [show]
Crime Severity Index
The Crime Severity Index tracks changes in the severity of police-reported crime by accounting for both the amount of crime reported by police in a given jurisdiction and the relative seriousness of these crimes.  It tells us not only how much crime is coming to the attention of police, but also about the seriousness of that crime.

The index is calculated by assigning each type of offence a seriousness "weight". The weights are derived from actual sentences handed down by courts in all provinces and territories.  More serious crimes are assigned higher weights, less serious offences lower weights.  As a result, changes in more serious crimes would have a greater impact on the Index than on the traditional crime rate.

The Crime Severity Index includes all Criminal Code Violations including traffic, as well as drug violations and all Federal Statutes.

For more information on the Crime Severity Index, please click here.
Violent Crime Severity Index
The violent crime severity index includes all Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting Survey (UCR2) violent violations, some of which were nort previously included in the aggregate violent crime category, including uttering threats, criminal harassment and forcible confinement.
Non-violent Crime Severity Index
The non-violent crime severity index includes all non-violent Criminal Code violations including traffic, as well as drug violations and all Federal Statutes.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics.

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