1.2 Crime Severity Index

The crime severity index, as published by Statistics Canada, measures changes in the level of severity of crime in Canada from year to year. In the index, all crimes are assigned a weight based on their seriousness. The level of seriousness is based on actual sentences handed down by the courts in all provinces and territories. These charts show the crime severity index for VicPD’s jurisdiction of Victoria and Esquimalt, along with a comparison to the provincial average.

Data Updated | Statistics Canada updates their data from time to time as new information becomes available. On October 30, 2020 we updated 2018 numbers on this page to reflect the latest data update from Statistics Canada. The data as reported before this change is here.

 

The non-violent crime severity index includes all non-violent Criminal Code violations including traffic, as well as drug violations and all federal statutes. This chart shows the non-violent crime severity index for VicPD’s jurisdiction of Victoria and Esquimalt, along with a comparison to the provincial average.

The violent crime severity index includes all violent violations of the Criminal Code of Canada.  This chart shows the violent crime severity index for VicPD’s jurisdiction of Victoria and Esquimalt, along with a comparison to the provincial average.