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NCJ Number: 162370 Find in a Library
Title: Canadian Crime Statistics 1994
Author(s): L Ogrodnik
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 130
Sponsoring Agency: Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0T6, Canada
Sale Source: Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics
19th Floor
R H Coates Building
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0T6,
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: The 1994 edition of this statistical publication presents detailed data on crime levels and police strengths in Canada, primarily based on the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Survey.
Abstract: The Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (CCJS) collects police-reported crime statistics through the UCR Survey. The UCR Survey produces a continuous historical record of crime reported by every police agency in Canada since 1962. UCR data reflect reported crimes that have been substantiated through police investigations. Information collected by the UCR survey includes the number of criminal incidents, the clearance status of criminal incidents, and persons charged. Criminal incidents are classified according to the most serious offense, and violent offenses always take precedence over nonviolent offenses. In addition to the UCR Survey, the Policing Services Program collects information on all homicide offenses in Canada through the Homicide Survey and information on police expenditures through the Police Administration Survey. Criminal victimization surveys provide data that complement official police statistics. Statistical data are tabulated on aggregate crime statistics, incident-based crime statistics, and victim and offender characteristics. These data show the crime rate in Canada decreased by 5 percent in 1994, with the police reporting 2.92 million Criminal Code and other federal statute incidents. Over half the incidents were property-related, while just over 1 in 10 were violent incidents. The remaining incidents included such offenses as mischief, impaired driving, arson, and prostitution. The quality of data from the UCR Survey and associated concepts and definitions are discussed. Supplemental information on UCR Survey data elements and CCJS Juristat publications is appended. 25 tables
Main Term(s): Foreign crime statistics
Index Term(s): Canada; Crime in foreign countries; Crime surveys; Foreign police; Homicide; Offender statistics; Police statistics; Property crime statistics; Uniform crime reporting; Victims in foreign countries; Violent crime statistics
Note: US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program
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