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NCJ Number: 157255 Find in a Library
Title: Canadian Crime Statistics, 1994
Journal: Juristat  Volume:15  Issue:12  Dated:(August 1995)  Pages:1-38
Author(s): D Hendrick
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 38
Sponsoring Agency: Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0T6, Canada
Type: Statistics
Format: Article
Language: English; French
Country: Canada
Annotation: This article addresses police-reported crime in Canada in 1994 and examines recent trends in violent crime, property crime, other Criminal Code incidents, impaired driving, drugs, and youth crime.
Abstract: Also, incident-based data from a nonrepresentative sample of police departments are used to examine the use of weapons in violent crime, the relationship between victims and accused, and the age and sex of victims. The police-reported crime rate decreased by 5 percent in 1994, the third consecutive year-to- year decline. Despite these recent decreases, however, the 1994 crime rate was 8 percent higher than a decade ago. The 1994 violent-crime rate declined by 3 percent, the largest annual decline since 1962, the first year of the crime survey. All categories of violent crime declined in 1994. Four in 10 violent incidents involved a weapon, and 7 in 10 victims of violent crime knew their assailants. The 1994 property crime rate decreased by 6 percent from the previous year, continuing the recent downward trend. All types of property crime rates decreased or remained stable, with the exception of one category of theft over $1,000 (bicycles). Youths charged by police decreased for the third consecutive year. All of the Provinces/Territories followed the national pattern of a decline in the overall crime rate, with the exception of Manitoba, which remained stable. Following the recent passage of criminal harassment legislation, initial findings show that three in four victims of criminal harassment (stalking) were female. 9 tables and 14 figures
Main Term(s): Crime Statistics
Index Term(s): Crime in foreign countries; Offense statistics; Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program
Note: US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program.
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