Data Elements and Violation Coding Structure for the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey

The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Survey was designed to measure the incidence of crime in Canadian society and its characteristics. Presented are the data elements that are captured by the survey, and the violation codes that are used in data collection.

Data Elements

Aboriginal Indicator

Apparent Age

Attempted/Completed Violation

Charges Laid Or Recommended

Clearance Date

Counter Frauds And Motor Vehicles – UCR 2.1

Counter Frauds And Motor Vehicles – UCR 2.2

CSC Status (Charged/Suspect - Chargeable)

Cybercrime

Date Charges Laid Or Recommended Or Processed By Other Means

Date Of Birth

Fingerprint Section I.D. (FPS) Number

Fraud Type

Geocode Information

Hate Crime

Incident Clearance Status

Incident Date/Time (From and To [Date and Time])

Incident File Number

Level Of Injury

Location Of Incident

Most Serious Violation / Violations

Most Serious Violation Against The Victim (VAV)

Most Serious Weapon Present

Motor Vehicle Recovery

Organized Crime / Street Gang

Peace – Public Officer Status

Property Stolen

Relationship of CSC, (Charged/Suspect – Chargeable), To The Victim

Report Date

Respondent Code

Sex

Shoplifting Flag

Soundex Code – UCR 2.1

Soundex Code – UCR 2.2

Special Survey Feature

Target Vehicle

Update Status

Vehicle Type

Weapon Causing Injury

Violation Structure for the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey

Crimes Against The Person

Violations Causing Death

  • Murder 1st Degree
  • Murder 2nd Degree
  • Manslaughter
  • Infanticide
  • Criminal Negligence Causing Death
  • Other Related Offences Causing Death

Attempting The Commission Of A Capital Crime

  • Attempted Murder
  • Conspire To Commit Murder

Sexual Violations

  • Aggravated Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Assault With A Weapon
  • Sexual Assault
  • Other Sexual Crimes (expired 2008-03-31)
  • Sexual Interference (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Invitation To Sexual Touching (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Sexual Exploitation (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Sexual Exploitation Of A Person With A Disability (effective 2008-05-01)
  • Incest (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Corrupting Children (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Making Sexually Explicit material available to Children (effective 2012-08-09)
  • Parent or guardian procuring sexual activity
  • Householder permitting prohibited sexual activity
  • Luring A Child Via A Computer (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Agreement or Arrangement - sexual offence against child
  • Anal Intercourse (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Bestiality - Commit or compel person
  • Bestiality in presence of, or incites, a child
  • Voyeurism (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Non-consensual distribution of intimate images (effective 2015-03-09)

Assaults

  • Aggravated Assault Level 3
  • Assault With Weapon or Causing Bodily Harm Level 2
  • Assault Level 1
  • Unlawfully Causing Bodily Harm
  • Discharge Firearm With Intent
  • Using Firearm/Imitation Of Firearm In Commission Of Offence (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Pointing A Firearm (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Assault Against Peace Public Officer
  • Assault Against Peace Officer With A Weapon Or Causing Bodily Harm (effective 2009-10-02)
  • Aggravated Assault Against Peace Officer (effective 2009-10-02)
  • Criminal Negligence Causing Bodily Harm
  • Trap Likely To Or Causing Bodily Harm (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Other Assaults

Violations Resulting In The Deprivation Of Freedom

  • Kidnapping / Forcible Confinement (expired 2010-01-08) 
  • Kidnapping (effective 2010-01-08)
  • Forcible Confinement (effective 2010-01-08)
  • Hostage Taking
  • Trafficking In Persons (effective 2005-11-01)
  • Abduction Under 14, Not Parent/Guardian
  • Abduction Under 16
  • Removal Of Children From Canada (effective 1998-01-01)
  • Abduction Under 14 Contravening A Custody Order
  • Abduction Under 14, By Parent/Guardian

Commodification of Sexual Activity

  • Obtaining sexual services for consideration (effective 2014-12-06)
  • Obtaining sexual services for consideration from person under 18 years (effective 2014-12-06)
  • Receive material benefit from sexual services (effective 2014-12-06)
  • Receive material benefit from sexual services provided by a person under 18 years (effective 2014-12-06)
  • Procuring (effective 2014-12-06)
  • Procuring - person under 18 years (effective 2014-12-06)
  • Advertising sexual services (effective 2014-12-06)

Other Violations Involving Violence Or The Threat of Violence

  • Robbery
  • Robbery To Steal Firearm (effective 2008-05-01)
  • Extortion
  • Intimidation Of A Justice System Participant Or A Journalist (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Intimidation Of A Non-Justice System Participant (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Criminal Harassment (effective 1994-01-01)
  • Indecent/Harassing Communications (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Utter Threats To Person (effective 1998-01-01)
  • Explosives Causing Death/Bodily Harm (effective 1998-01-01)
  • Arson – Disregard For Human Life (effective 1999-05-01)
  • Failure to comply with mandatory safeguards in relation to medical assistance in dying
  • Forging or destroying documents related to assistance requests with criminal intent
  • Other Violations Against The Person

Crimes Against Property

  • Arson
  • Break And Enter
  • Break And Enter To Steal Firearm (effective 2008-05-01)
  • Break And Enter A Motor Vehicle (Firearm) (effective 2008-05-01)
  • Theft Over $5,000
  • Theft Of A Motor Vehicle Over $5,000 (effective 2004-01-01) (expired 2011-04-28)
  • Theft Over $5,000 From A Motor Vehicle (effective 2004-01-01)
  • Shoplifting Over $5,000 (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Motor Vehicle Theft (effective 2011-04-29)
  • Theft $5,000 Or Under
  • Theft Of A Motor Vehicle $5,000 And Under (effective 2004-01-01) (expired 2011-04-28)
  • Theft $5,000 Or Under From A Motor Vehicle (effective 2004-01-01)
  • Shoplifting $5,000 Or Under (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Have Stolen Goods (expired 2011-04-28)
  • Trafficking in Stolen Goods over $5,000 (effective 2011-04-29)
  • Possession of Stolen Goods over $5,000 (effective 2011-04-29)
  • Trafficking in Stolen Goods $5,000 and under (effective 2011-04-29)
  • Possession of Stolen Goods $5,000 and under (effective 2011-04-29)
  • Fraud
  • Identity Theft (effective 2010-01-08) 
  • Identity Fraud (effective 2010-01-08) 
  • Mischief
  • Mischief Over $5,000 (expired 2008-03-31)
  • Mischief $5,000 Or Under (expired 2008-03-31)
  • Mischief in relation to cultural property (effective 2014-06-19)
  • Mischief To Religious Property Motivated By Hate (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Mischief relating to war memorials (effective 2014-06-19)
  • Altering/Destroying/Removing a vehicle identification number (effective 2011-04-29)

Other Criminal Code Violations

Prostitution

  • Bawdy House (expired 2014-12-05)
  • Living Off The Avails Of Prostitution Of A Person Under 18 (effective 1998-01-01)(expired 2014-12-05)
  • Procuring (expired 2014-12-05)
  • Obtains/Communicates With A Person Under 18 For Purpose Of Sex (effective 1998-01-01)(expired 2014-12-05)
  • Other Prostitution (expired 2014-12-05)
  • Communicating to provide sexual services for consideration (effective 2014-12-06)
  • Stopping or impeding traffic for the purpose of offering, providing or obtaining sexual services for consideration (effective 2014-12-06)

Disorderly Houses, Gaming and Betting

  • Betting House
  • Gaming House
  • Other Gaming And Betting
  • Common Bawdy House (effective 2014-12-06)

Offensive Weapons

  • Explosives
  • Prohibited (expired 1998-12-01)  
  • Restricted (expired 1998-12-01)
  • Firearm Transfers/Serial Numbers (expired 1998-12-01)
  • Other Offensive Weapons (expired 1998-12-01)
  • Using Firearms/Imitation (expired 2008-03-31)
  • Weapons Trafficking (effective 1998-12-01)
  • Weapons Possession Contrary To Order (effective 1998-12-01)
  • Possession Of Weapons (effective 1998-12-01)
  • Unauthorized Importing/Exporting Of Weapons (effective 1998-12-01)
  • Pointing a Firearm (expired 2008-03-31)
  • Firearms Documentation/Administration (effective 1998-12-01)
  • Unsafe Storage Of Firearms (effective 1998-12-01)

Other Criminal Code

  • Failure To Comply With Conditions
  • Counterfeiting Currency
  • Disturb The Peace
  • Escape Custody
  • Indecent Acts
  • Child pornography
  • Production/Distribution Of Child Pornography
  • Voyeurism (expired 2008-03-31)
  • Public Morals
  • Luring A Child Via A Computer (expired 2008-03-31)
  • Obstruct Public Peace Officer  
  • Prisoner Unlawfully At Large   
  • Trespass At Night
  • Failure To Attend Court
  • Breach Of Probation
  • Threatening/Harassing Phone Calls (expired 2008-03-31)
  • Utter Threats Against Property Or Animals (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Advocating Genocide (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Public Incitement Of Hatred (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Unauthorized recording of a movie/purpose of sale, rental, commercial distribution (2007-06-22)
  • Offences Against Public Order (Part II CC)
  • Property Or Services For Terrorist Activity (effective 2002-01-01)
  • Freezing Of Property, Disclosure, Audit (effective 2002-01-01)
  • Participate In Activity Of Terrorist Group (effective 2002-01-01)
  • Facilitate Terrorist Activity (effective 2002-01-01)
  • Instruction/Commission Of Act Of Terrorism (effective 2002-01-01)
  • Harbour Or Conceal Terrorist (effective 2002-01-01)(expired 2013-07-14)
  • Hoax – Terrorism (effective 2005-01-01)
  • Advocating/Promoting Terrorism Offence (effective 2015-07-18)
  • Firearms And Other Offensive Weapons (Part III CC)
  • Leaving Canada to participate in activity of terrorist group (effective 2013-07-15)
  • Leaving Canada to facilitate terrorist activity (effective 2013-07-15)
  • Leaving Canada to commit offence for terrorist group (effective 2013-07-15)
  • Leaving Canada to commit offence that is terrorist activity (effective 2013-07-15)
  • Concealing person who carried out terrorist activity that is a terrorism offence for which that person is liable to imprisonment for life (effective 2013-07-15)
  • Concealing person who carried out terrorist activity that is a terrorism offence for which that person is liable to any punishment other than life (effective 2013-07-15)
  • Concealing person who is likely to carry out terrorist activity (effective 2013-07-15)
  • Offences Against The Administration Of Law And Justice (Part IV CC)
  • Sexual Offences, Public Morals And Disorderly Conduct (Part V CC)
  • Invasion Of Privacy (Part VI CC)
  • Disorderly Houses, Gaming And Betting (Part VII CC) (expired 2008-03-31)
  • Offences Against The Person And Reputation (Part VIII CC)
  • Failure to comply with the regulations/obligations for medical assistance in dying
  • Offences Against The Rights Of Property (Part IX CC)
  • Fraudulent Transactions Relating To Contracts And Trade (Part X CC)
  • Intimidation Of Justice System Participant (expired 2008-03-31)
  • Wilful And Forbidden Acts In Respect Of Certain Property (Part XI CC)
  • Offences Related To Currency (Part XII CC)
  • Proceeds Of Crime (Part XII.2 CC) (effective 1998-01-01)
  • Attempts, Conspiracies, Accessories (Part XIII CC)
  • Instruct Offence For Criminal Organization (effective 2002-01-01)
  • Commit Offence For Criminal Organization (effective 2002-01-01)
  • Participate In Activities Of Criminal Organization (effective 2002-01-01)
  • Recruitment of members by a criminal organization (effective 2014-09-06)
  • All Other Criminal Code (includes Part XII.1 CC)

Controlled Drugs And Substances Act (Effective 1997-06-01)

Possession

  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Other Controlled Drugs And Substances Act
  • Cannabis
  • Methamphetamine (Crystal Meth) (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Methylenedioxyamphetamine (Ecstasy) (effective 2008-04-01)

Trafficking

  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Other Controlled Drugs And Substances Act
  • Cannabis
  • Methamphetamine (Crystal Meth) (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Methylenedioxyamphetamine (Ecstasy) (effective 2008-04-01)

Importation And Exportation

  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Other Controlled Drugs And Substances Act
  • Cannabis
  • Methamphetamine (Crystal Meth) (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Methylenedioxyamphetamine (Ecstasy) (effective 2008-04-01)

Production

  • Heroin (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Cocaine (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Other Controlled Drugs And Substances Act (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Cannabis
  • Methamphetamine (Crystal Meth) (effective 2008-04-01)
  • Methylenedioxyamphetamine (Ecstasy) (effective 2008-04-01)

Precursor/Equipment (crystal meth, ecstasy) (effective 2011-06-26)

Proceeds of Crime (CDSA) (expired 2002-02-01)

Other Federal Statute Violations

Bankruptcy Act

Income Tax Act

Canada Shipping Act

Canada Health Act

Customs Act

Competition Act

Excise Act

Young Offenders Act (expired 2003-03-31)

Youth Criminal Justice Act (effective 2003-04-01)

Immigration And Refugee Protection Act

Human Trafficking (effective 2011-04-29)

Human Smuggling fewer than 10 persons (effective 2011-04-29)

Human Smuggling 10 persons or more (effective 2011-04-29)

Firearms Act (effective 1998-12-01)

National Defence Act (effective 2002-01-01)

Other Federal Statutes

Traffic Violations

Dangerous Operation

  • Causing Death
  • Causing Bodily Harm
  • Operation Of Motor Vehicle, Vessel Or Aircraft

Flight From Peace Officer (effective 2000-03-30)

  • Causing Death
  • Causing Bodily-Harm
  • Flight From Peace Officer

Impaired Operation/Related Violations

  • Causing Death (Alcohol)
  • Causing Death (Drugs)
  • Causing Bodily Harm (Alcohol)
  • Causing Bodily Harm (Drugs)
  • Operation Of Motor Vehicle, Vessel Or Aircraft Or Over 80 Mg. (Alcohol)
  • Operation Of Motor Vehicle, Vessel Or Aircraft Or Over 80 Mg. (Drugs)
  • Failure To Comply Or Refusal (Alcohol)
  • Failure To Comply Or Refusal (Drugs)
  • Failure To Provide Blood Sample (Alcohol)
  • Failure To Provide Blood Sample (Drugs)

Other Criminal Code Traffic Violations

  • Failure To Stop Or Remain (unspecified) (expired 2011-04-28)
  • Failure to Stop Causing Death (effective 2011-04-29)
  • Failure to Stop Causing Bodily Harm (effective 2011-04-29)
  • Failure to Stop or Remain (effective 2011-04-29)
  • Driving While Prohibited
  • Other Criminal Code

Street Racing

  • Causing Death By Criminal Negligence While Street Racing (effective 2006-12-14)
  • Causing Bodily Harm By Criminal Negligence While Street Racing (effective 2006-12-14)
  • Dangerous Operation Causing Death While Street Racing (effective 2006-12-14)
  • Dangerous Operation Causing Bodily Harm While Street Racing (effective 2006-12-14)
  • Dangerous Operation Of Motor Vehicle While Street Racing (effective 2006-12-14)

For more information, contact Information and Client Services (toll-free 1-800-387-2231; 613-951-9023), Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics.

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