Uniform Crime Reporting Survey (UCR)
Violation type of incident, category
Violation type refers to a contravention of the Criminal Code or other Federal and Provincial Statutes. Type refers to a general character, form, or a characteristic that distinguishes a particular group or class of things.
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.
The data for this variable are reported using the following classifications and/or lists:
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