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NCJ Number: 162389 Find in a Library
Title: Motor Vehicle Crimes
Journal: Juristat  Volume:16  Issue:2  Dated:(January 1996)  Pages:complete issue
Author(s): P Morrison; R Kong
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 24
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English; French
Country: Canada
Annotation: Data from police records and victimization surveys formed the basis of an analysis of the nature and extent of crimes related to motor vehicles in Canada and the circumstances involved.
Abstract: In 1994, nearly 160,000 motor vehicles were reported stolen in Canada. This was the highest number yet recorded and represented 1 in every 111 registered motor vehicles. Property such as automotive parts or personal property was stolen from 1 in every 50 vehicles. The rate of motor vehicle theft in 1994 increased by 1 percent over 1993, the sixth consecutive year-to-year increase and 70 percent above the rate of a year ago. The rate of theft from vehicles declined by 6 percent from that of 1993. This was the third consecutive year of decline. However, the 1994 rate of 19.9 thefts per 1,000 vehicles was about the same as 10 years ago. Since 1980, an average of 1 in 4 motor vehicles was not recovered and almost 9 in 10 motor vehicle crimes were not solved by the police. Persons aged 14-19 years accounted for 52 percent of those accused of motor vehicle crimes. Figures, tables, and 24 references
Main Term(s): Crime Statistics
Index Term(s): Auto related offenses; Canada; Crime in foreign countries
Note: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program
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