Number of incidents

Definition

Number refers to the count of observations of a given statistical unit.

Incident refers to the occurrence of one (or more) criminal offence(s) during one single, distinct event, regardless of the number of victims. If there are multiple victims or multiple accused persons, the offences must occur at the same location and at the same time if they are to be included within the same incident. The incident count will normally be lower than the victim count due to incidents involving multiple victims.

Measurements

  • Whole number March 16, 1998 to current

Relation to previous version

  • Number of incidents June 29, 2016 to current

    This is the current version.

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