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NCJ Number: 76234 Find in a Library
Title: Some Selected Statistics on Homicide and Other Violent Crime in Canada
Author(s): P Doherty; R Joyal
Corporate Author: Canada Solicitor General
Communications Division
Programs Branch
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 48
Sponsoring Agency: Canada Solicitor General
Ottawa, Ontario K1A OP8, Canada
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: This report presents statistical data on violent crime in Canada based on statistics up to 1978. It is presented in a question-and-answer format.
Abstract: A total of 18 questions are posed dealing with the subject of violent crimes, particularly homicide. Some of the questions concern the amount of violent crime by type and by geographic area within the country, murder rates in general and in the three largest cities, the age and sex of homicide suspects, and the methods employed in homicides. Other questions involve the murder of police and prison staff and the incarceration of murderers and others convicted of violent offenses. Overall, statistics for 1977 indicate that 135,745 violent offenses have taken place, Ontario had the greatest number of offenses, and Prince Edward Island had the lowest number of violent crimes. Extensive graphs or tables illustrate the answer to each question. For each answer, the sources which provided the information are appended. A French language version of the report is included.
Index Term(s): Canada; Clearance rates; Crime Rate; Crime Statistics; Homicide; Police deaths
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