Crime In Canada Rose For Fifth Consecutive Year In 2019 - Statistics Canada
Sumaira FH 1 month ago Fri 30th October 2020 | 04:20 AM
"Police-reported crime in Canada, as measured by the Crime Severity Index (CSI), increased 5 percent in the year prior to the pandemic - from 75.6 in 2018 to 79.5 in 2019. This is the fifth consecutive annual increase in the CSI," the report said on Thursday.
Both violent and non-violent crime has seen an upward climb in the past five years, the statistics agency said.
The increase was led by a rise in child pornography and uttering threats offenses. In addition, the number of homicides increased by 2 percent year-over-year.