Reminders

Safety 2009

Safety: 2009 Archive

Many of us have the need to feel protected from things that cause us danger or harm.  Policing, emergency response, caring neighbourhoods, and our own ability to defend ourselves greatly impact our personal safety and the security of those closest to us.

10-1 Violent Crime Incidences measures the number of assaults, sexual assaults, homicides, and other violent incidents in the population.

Violent Crime Incidence.jpg

 1991199219931994199519961997199819992000
Waterloo Region882913899749618739749749677698
Ontario1043104510521004962934909908863897
Canada105910841082104710091002993995971996
           
 2001200220032004200520062007
2008  
Waterloo Region698578573630572668607597  
Ontario897839791757767775759732  
Canada995980977957962968951932  


 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Statistics Canada, CAMSIM special order

 

back to top

10-2 Police Reported Hate Crimes occur when a perpetrator targets a victim because of his/her perceived membership in a certain group. 

Police-Reported Hate Crimes.jpg

 20062007
Waterloo Region3.32.7
Ontario4.13.6


 

 

 

Source:  Police-Reported Hate Crime in Canada 2007, Juristat, Statistics Canada, 2009

 

back to top

10-3 The Forcible Confinement* Rate measures how often people are kept somewhere through violence or the threat of violence.

Percent Change in Forcible Confinement.jpg

Canada          Ontario           Waterloo Region

121                 168                 294

* to unjustly hold anyone against their will through the use of threats, duress, force or the exhibition of force (includes kidnapping)

Source:  Forcible Confinement in Canada 2007, Juristat, Statistics Canada, 2009

 

back to top

10-4 The Crime Severity Index measures the level of severity of crimes committed. The higher the number, the more severe crimes are overall.

Overall Crime Severity Index.jpg 

 1998199920002001200220032004
Waterloo Region100.6193.1487.2480.5181.1378.384.53
Ontario100.7292.3189.0486.5484.5493.1578.2
Canada118.84111.24106.73105.3104.14106.84104.11
        
 2005200620072008   
Waterloo Region78.8879.6771.2268.92   
Ontario76.9678.5674.3570.55   
Canada101.33100.0095.1890.01   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: "Measuring Crime in Canada: Introducing the Crime Severity Index and Improvements to the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey" Tables 6 and 7.

 

back to top


Viewed 1,811 times