Form “C” – Crime Statistics

Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics

Information for respondents

Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S19

This survey was designed to produce an indicator on the incidence of crime in Canadian society. The information is used by federal and provincial policy makers as well as public and private researchers. The data are also widely disseminated by the media for purposes of general public information.

Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from publishing any statistics which would divulge information obtained from this survey that relates to any identifiable respondent/individual without the previous written consent of that respondent/individual. The information reported on this questionnaire will be treated in confidence, used for statistical purposes and published in aggregate form only. The confidentiality provisions of the Statistics Act are not affected by either the Access to Information Act or any other legislation.

If you require assistance in the completion of this questionnaire or any questions regarding the survey, please contact the; Policing Services Program, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Statistics Canada Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0T6, Telephone: 1-800-387-2231

For each of the following categories:

Offences: Reported or known to police, Unfounded, Actual number,
Offences Cleared: By charge, Otherwise,
Persons Data: Adults charged, Male or Female, Young offenders charged, Male or Female, not charged.

Homicide total (See Supplementary Homicide instructions on page three)

  • Murder, First Degree
  • Murder, Second Degree
  • Manslaughter
  • Infanticide

Attempted murder – total
Robbery total

  • Firearms
  • Other offensive weapons
  • Other Robbery

Breaking and entering total

  • Business premises
  • Residence
  • Other Break and Enter

Theft – motor vehicle total

  • Automobiles
  • Trucks
  • Motorcycles
  • Other Motor Vehicles

Theft over $5,000 total

  •  Bicycles
  • From motor vehicles
  • Shoplifting
  • Other thefts over $5,000

Thefts $5,000 and under total

  • Bicycles
  • From motor vehicles
  • Shoplifting
  • Other thefts $5,000 and under 

Have stolen goods
Frauds total

  • Cheques
  • Credit Cards
  • Other frauds 

Prostitution total

  • Bawdy house
  • Procuring
  • Other prostitution

Gaming and betting total

  • Betting house
  • Gaming house
  • Other gaming and betting offences

Offensive weapons total

  • Firearms usage
  • Weapons possession
  • Trafficking import/export
  • Other weapon offences

Other criminal code (excluding traffic) total

  • Arson
  • Bail Violations
  • Counterfeiting currency
  • Disturb the peace
  • Escape custody
  • Indecent Acts
  • Kidnapping
  • Public Morals
  • Obstruct public peace officer
  • Prisoner unlawfully at large
  • Trespass at night
  • Mischief (property damage) over $5,000
  • Mischief (property damage) $5,000 and under
  • Other Criminal Code offences

Heroin total

  • Possession
  • Trafficking 
  • Importation/Production

Cocaine total

  • Possession
  • Trafficking 
  • Importation/Production

Other drugs total

  • Possession
  • Trafficking
  • Importation/Production

Cannabis total

  • Possession
  • Trafficking 
  • Importation
  • Production

Other federal statutes total (excludingtraffic)

  • Bankruptcy Act
  • Canada Shipping Act
  • Customs Act
  • Excise Act
  • Immigration Act
  • Firearms Act
  • Other Federal Statute Offences

Provincial statutes (excluding Traffic) total

  • Liquor Acts
  • Securities Act
  • Other Provincial Statutes

Municipal by-laws (excluding Traffic)

Special (to be utilized for special surveys or non-applicable offences)

Supplementary homicide return

In view of the importance of homicide statistics, it is requested that the following supplementary information be supplied for all homicides occurring in your jurisdiction. Statistics Canada will send the investigating police force a Homicide Return for completion and return to Statistics Canada. The names of victim(s) and person(s) charged must equal the actual number of offences and persons charged as reported for Items 002 to 005 – Form “C”. (For each of the following categories: Offence, Date of offence, Location of Offence, Victim(s), Person(s) charged).

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