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NCJ Number: 151328 Find in a Library
Title: Canadian Crime Statistics, 1993
Journal: Juristat  Volume:14  Issue:14  Dated:(August 1994)  Pages:1-25
Author(s): L Ogrodnik
Corporate Author: Statistics Canada
Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 25
Sponsoring Agency: Statistics Canada
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0T6, Canada
Type: Statistics
Format: Article
Language: English; French
Country: Canada
Annotation: This report focuses on Canada's police-reported crime in 1993 and examines recent trends in violent crime, property crime, impaired driving, other Criminal Code offenses, drugs, and other Federal statute offenses; youth crime, the use of weapons during the commission of violent offenses, and the relationship between victims and accuseds in 1993 are also highlighted.
Abstract: The rate for crimes reported to the police decreased for the second consecutive year in 1993. The 5-percent decrease in the rate was the largest year-to-year drop since crime statistics were first collected in 1962. The violent crime rate remained virtually unchanged from the previous year, decreasing by less that 1 percent. Among the violent crimes, rates for homicide, attempted murder, aggravated assault, sexual assault with a weapon, aggravated sexual assault, robbery, and abduction all decreased between 1992 and 1993. Increases were recorded for minor assault, assault with a weapon, and sexual assault. The property crime rate decreased by 6 percent in 1993, marking the second consecutive annual decline. The charging rate for youth decreased by 7 percent in 1993, mainly due to a significant decline in the rate of youths charged with property crimes. The three major municipalities of Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver generally followed the national crime pattern in 1993. All three cities reported an overall decrease in the crime rate. The impaired driving rate decreased for the tenth consecutive year. The 92,539 persons charged with impaired driving offenses in 1993 represented a rate of 49 per 10,000 licensed drivers, down 14 percent from 1992. 7 figures and 5 tables
Main Term(s): Police statistics
Index Term(s): Canada; Foreign crime statistics
Note: US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program.
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