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NCJ Number: 155985 Find in a Library
Title: Factfinder on Crime and the Administration of Justice in Canada
Journal: Juristat  Volume:15  Issue:10  Dated:(June 1995)  Pages:complete issue
Author(s): J Chard
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 25
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English; French
Country: Canada
Annotation: This document summarizes data on crime in Canada in 1993, with trend comparisons for the decade between 1984 and 1993.
Abstract: The data show that police-reported crime in 1993 decreased by 5 percent from the previous year, the largest annual decline since crime statistics were first collected in Canada in 1962. For the first time in 15 years, the reported violent crime rate fell; over the past decade, violent crime increased an average of 5 percent per year. In 1988 and 1993, according to General Social Survey results, 24 percent of Canadian citizens were victims of crime. Most persons charged with crimes in 1993 were male and under the age of 35. Victims tended to be young, to live in urban areas, and to use alcohol and drugs. Between 1986 and 1993, the total number of juveniles sentenced to custody increased by 41 percent, while the total adult correctional caseload increased by 31 percent since 1989. Government spending on the justice system totaled nearly $10 billion in 1992-1993. 3 figures, 3 tables, and 12 notes
Main Term(s): Statistics
Index Term(s): Canada; Crime patterns; Foreign crime statistics
Note: US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program.
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