Ontario: Violent Criminal Code Violations
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Total Persons Charged
Total Adults Charged
Total Youth Charged
|Total Violent Criminal Code Violationsa||130,455||126,910||121,840||112,865||107,495||108,355|
|Murder, First degree||95||75||85||80||85||80|
|Murder, Second degree||75||75||70||70||65||70|
|Total other violations causing death||25||25||25||25||35||30|
|Sexual Assault, Level 3, Aggravated||45||60||45||45||35||20|
|Sexual Assault, Level 2, with a Weapon or Bodily Harm||150||160||160||140||130||130|
|Sexual Assault, Level 1||7,545||7,620||7,720||7,475||7,350||7,475|
|Total Sexual Violations Against Childrenc||770||845||925||800||950||895|
|Luring a child via a computer||165||215||240||240||375||335|
|Assault, Level 3, Aggravated||1,115||1,075||1,085||1,020||990||1,010|
|Assault, Level 2, with Weapon or Causing Bodily Harm||14,195||13,580||13,225||12,145||11,775||12,280|
|Assault, Level 1||50,890||50,400||48,225||45,705||44,395||44,490|
|Assault Peace Officerd||3,555||3,330||2,800||2,600||2,480||2,395|
|Total Other Assaults||2,135||1,915||1,855||1,630||1,125||1,095|
|Total Firearms; use of , discharge, pointing||565||495||500||495||505||660|
|Total forcible confinement or kidnappingf||1,455||1,070||1,120||870||890||945|
|Threatening or Harassing Phone Calls||6,295||5,210||4,710||4,040||3,365||3,075|
|Total Other Violent Violations||1,115||1,745||1,500||1,375||1,390||1,520|
Violent Offences are counted in terms of the number of victims in the incident. The basic counting rule is that one victim equals one offence. The number of violent offences equals the number of victims for violent crimes. The exception to this is the offence of robbery. It is included in the group of violent offences for analysis purposes but is counted as a non-violent offence in that one incident of robbery equals one offence regardless of the number of victims.
Data on incidents that come to the attention of police are captured and forwarded to the CCJS according to a nationally approved set of common scoring rules and definitions. The reader should note however, that many factors could influence official crime statistics. These include: reporting by the public to the police; reporting by police to the CCJS; and the impact of new intiatives such as changes in legislation, policies or enforcement polices.
Year-over-year comparisons should be made with caution as many non-criminally related factors can affect data from one year to another (openings, closures or reorganizations of police departments, redistribution of municipalities serviced among different police departments, significant population increases etc.).
The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Survey produces a continuous historical record of crime and traffic statistics reported by every police agency in Canada since 1962. In 1988, a new version of the survey was created, UCR2, and is since referred to as the "incident-based" survey, in which microdata on characteristics of incidents, victims and accused are captured. For more information please click here.
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Part of the 2007 increase in crime in St. Johns, NL and Saint John, NB
can be attributed to changes in police reporting practices rather than
actual increases in criminal activity. This would affect the St. John's
RNC region, as well as the provincial totals in New Brunswick and
Newfoundland and Labrador.
The "adult" age group includes those age 18 and over, and the "youth"
age group includes offenders under 18. Although almost all youth
offenders are aged 12-17, there may be a small number of offenders under
12 years of age included in the data.
Figures may not add to total due to random rounding.
a The violent crime category has been expanded under the Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting Survey (UCR2) to include a number of offences not previously included in the violent crime category, including uttering threats, criminal harassment and forcible confinement. Therefore, total violent crime counts in this table will not match total violent crime counts from the Aggregarte Uniform Crime Reporting Survey (URC).
b Homicide data are extracted from the homicide survey database. In general, the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey (UCR) counts any adult and youth charged for the year in which the charge was laid. The homicide totals, which come from The Homicide Survey, count any adult or youth charged with a homicide that occurred in the reference year, regardless of when the charge was laid.
c Sexual violations against children is a new crime category with only partial data available prior to 2008. As a result, numbers and rates should not be directly compared to data from previous years.
d New legislation in 2009 regarding assaults on peace officers may be the cause of an increase in reported offenses. Caution should be taken when comparing data to previous years. The introduction of new codes into the UCR Survey resulted in some non-peace officer assaults being coded as peace officer assaults in 2010. Comparisons to 2010 should be made with caution as well.
e Robbery counts have been revised resulting in an increase in the number of reported robbery incidents. Use caution when comparing these data with prior years.
f Kidnapping and forcible confinement were previously included under the same reporting code, but as of 2008 they are recorded as two separate codes. This change was only implemented as each police region updated their records management system. For this reason, we should use caution when comparing values between years.
g For the period from 1998 to 2007 Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting Survey data on Criminal harassment are not available for all respondents. In order to report this violation for police services still reporting to the aggregate Uniform Crime Reporting Survey over this time, a process of imputation was applied to derive counts using the distribution of ‘other ‘Criminal Code offences from existing Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting Survey respondents.Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Special Tabulations, 2006 to 2015.
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Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Data last updated on August 1, 2017